Each month, I send a newsletter that is a collection of all new random thoughts and scribblings on a variety of subjects, including some things I enjoyed that month – books, TV shows, films, articles, whatever, as well as quick reviews of books I read. It’s free and it goes right to your inbox!Continue reading “Subscribe to My Monthly Newsletter”
“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
— James Barrie
It’s a cliché that having a child changes your life forever, but things become clichés because they’re true, and one of the biggest adjustments is just how much stuff children come with and how difficult it is to keep it all organized.Continue reading “My Children Help Me Battle My OCD (Just By Being Themselves)”
Grieve not that I die young. Is it not well to pass away ere life hath lost its brightness?– Lady Flora Hastings
He was different.
It wasn’t just the $100 Crenshaw mixtape or the Marathon Clothing store or the work he did to quell gang violence and promote his beloved neighborhood’s art and culture.
It was all of that – and so much more.
Ermias Asghedom, known to the rest of us as Nipsey Hussle, was shot and killed at the age of thirty-three in his hometown of Los Angeles. In the days since his shocking death, the phrase that has come up over and over again about the man is, “he was so much more than just rap.”Continue reading “So Much More Than Rap: The Life and Legacy of Nipsey Hussle”
The March 2019 edition of my newsletter just dropped.Continue reading “The Pierznik Monthly Newsletter Volume 53 (March 2019)”
As a father of girls…Continue reading “As a Father of Girls…”
It’s no secret that I’m a Wu-Tang Clan superfan.
I know obscure trivia about the group. I have their logo on my coffee mug. I own old issues of The Source and XXL with the group on the cover. I also own items like the “Protect Ya Neck” cassette single, the “C.R.E.A.M.” single on vinyl, and the actual Purple Tape (the cassette version of Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…).
One of the more obscure Wu-related items I own is a copy of
The World According to Pretty Toney, a 2007 book by Ghostface Killah with J. Brightly.
The February 2019 edition of my newsletter.Continue reading “The Pierznik Monthly Newsletter Volume 52 (February 2019)”
It was March when a Sports Illustrated article declared the NBA season done, that June’s champion already a foregone conclusion:Continue reading “NBA Superteams Are Nothing New”
“Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.”
— Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
I was dying to work for a Fortune 500 company.Continue reading “Walking Away from My Dream Career Path Saved My Life”
Generally speaking, economics books are not meant to make for pleasant reading.Continue reading “You Can’t Spell ‘Economics’ without ‘Comics’ — “Why Superman Doesn’t Take Over the World” Reviewed”
The newest edition of my newsletter just dropped.Continue reading “The Pierznik Monthly Newsletter Volume 51 (January 2019)”