What’s In A Plan?

"You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. No plan. You know why? If you make a plan, life never works out that way...that's why people shouldn't make plans. With no plan, nothing can go wrong and if something spins out of control, it doesn't matter... none of it f*cking matters.... Continue Reading →

Calvin: A Life In Stories: Part 9, Virginia

Each Monday for the past several weeks, I have been publishing one section of the biography on my father I created in collaboration with over 30 contributing writers. Each story in each section brings a unique perspective about my father. Last week I shared part 8 of the writing project that focused on my father’s life in Italy... Continue Reading →


I am not the typical Bostonian who stops at a Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks every weekday as part of a morning ritual. Don't get me wrong, I am an avid coffee drinker who requires enjoys a hot cup of joe to start the day, but I will either drink coffee at home or make some... Continue Reading →

Premier League Predictions

The 2016-17 English Premier League season promises to be a drama-filled doozy. Unlike the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A or French League 1, where Bayern Munich, Juventus and PSG are respective locks to host league trophies, the Premier League is wide open. Not even La Liga, which boast an engaging three-horse race between Real Madrid, Barcelona... Continue Reading →


It was nearly a decade ago when I first met Jeff. Our initial encounter was so uneventful [not so in hindsight] that my teflon mind barely registered it. Blink and you forget him, and forgot him I frequently did. Looking back now, I'm not sure how that was possible. At first glance, Jeff truly is [or was] quiet and unimposing. He... Continue Reading →

The Giraffe Man

Thump, Thump, Thump, What is that noise? Thump, Thump, Thump, Seriously, what is that? Thump, Thump, Thump, Where is that coming from??? Thump, Thump, Thump, It's right behind you, or beside you... Thump! Thump! Thump! It's all around you! It has you! THUMP! THUMP! THUMP! The Giraffe Man has come for your soul! No ones knows... Continue Reading →

Harlem Shake Redux

Throwback Thursday is a fun concept that is growing in popularity. Everyone, including grandparents, can and does post old photos on preferred social media platforms to remember days past. The act of sifting through old pictures, picking one that captures a curious moment and adding the simple hashtag #tbt is as easy as it is fun. No wonder... Continue Reading →

Best Tracks of 2014 (So Far…)

Last year was a banner year in music but 2014, so far, has proven to be up for the challenge of being even better. With albums from heavy hitters like The Black Keys, Beck and St. Vincent already in the books, what more can 2014 do??? Reducing the best songs to a mere (20)14x2 meant eliminating old... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Mock Draft

The NFL pushed the highly anticipated 2014 draft into May this year and tonight, finally, the fever pitch moment is here. Draft pundits everywhere having been creating detailed mock drafts and in a mere number of hours, the accuracy will be put to the test. Truthfully, like every March Madness bracket, every mock will be... Continue Reading →

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