Last month, I turned 38-years-old. I don’t immediately think of myself as a man in my late-thirties. I’m still struggling with the idea that I’m an actual adult. It’s not that I feel 18 or 22, but like almost everyone else, I think of myself as some vague, younger version of me. Age has aContinue reading “A “City Slickers” Birthday”
“Instant gratification takes too long” — Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge It’s a new year, so of course everyone is making resolutions and plans and promises.
I was very proud when I read that West Orange High School, located less than a mile from my home and where my child will most likely attend when she’s old enough, chose not to discipline students that, like so many others, protested gun violence by choosing to walk out of school on February 21st.Continue reading “My High School has Become an Embarrassment”
“My alma mater was books, a good library…” — Malcolm X
It was December, 2013. A Tuesday morning.
It’s often misguided – and sometimes even dangerous – to put value, worth, and emotion into inanimate objects.
It was a Tuesday in the middle of winter. Late January or early February.
One of the (many) reasons I don’t like working with my hands is because I don’t feel any sense of accomplishment with having done the work. If a fence needs to be built in my yard, I feel the exact same way if I do it or if I pay someone else to do it. And that’sContinue reading “You Have the Time”
Recently, I learned that someone close to me had received a promotion. A big promotion. They would now be doing a job that is reserved for very few people in the world. It meant plenty of perks and tons of responsibilities. It was one of those jobs that comes with a press release.
“But no one can be happy if worried about the most important thing in one’s life.” – Cicero You think this thing will make you happy. Then, you think the other thing will make you happy.