Best of 2016

With another year nearly in the books, it is again time for reflection on the best of the wholly unpredictable (Trump?!?!?) year that was. And, as it always is, time is precious so I won’t be overly verbose here. So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things from 2016… Television Shows 1. Atlanta, FX 2. The... Continue Reading →

Modern Storytelling

The anthology television series, whether seasonal or episodic, has been and will continue to dominate the television landscape for the foreseeable future. Whether you've directly noticed the trend or not, and you probably have if you watch any form of television in this day and age, you've likely enjoyed a show that utilizes this throwback... Continue Reading →

Everything Everything

“You know how you finish a bag of chips and you hate yourself? You know you’ve done nothing good for yourself. That’s the same feeling, and you know it is, after some digital binge. You feel wasted and hollow and diminished.” ― Dave Eggers, The Circle To be alive in 2016 is to be exhausted. The world... 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 →

Best Albums of 2016 (So far…)

-A great track or two does not always a great album make. As such, there are many differences between my top tracks and top albums of 2016 (so far...).  I encourage you to use this list as a guide to some truly wonderful albums that have already come out this year. Be it in the confines of... Continue Reading →

Best Tracks of 2016 (So Far…)

Life is a collection of experiences, which are made more memorable with a terrific soundtrack. Not every experience has a track to score the moment, but how often does a great moment have a corresponding track that helps create the experience and sear it into your memory for life? Whatever the experience or whatever the track, both become forever intertwined. Many of... 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 Goddess: A Short Story

The exit sign towered over the throbbing crowd as the music blared and sweat sprayed. The concert had long since ended, only to be replaced by a DJ who knew only two volumes, loud and louder. From the opposite side of the room, in a corner not nearly empty enough, a supremely tired Jack stared at the... Continue Reading →

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