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Open Letter to Hoboken: 4th of July

Hey, Hoboken! Please -- I beg you -- do not post a giant, glaring sign telling...

Posted on 06/22/19 in Life

Don’t You Dare Rest In Peace!

Don’t You Dare Rest In Peace!

I'll see you one the other side. If there is another side. ...

Posted on 03/04/19 in Life

The Pros of Hoboken’s Cons

The Pros of Hoboken’s Cons

While the crowds have declined in recent years, days like this are needed for...

Posted on 03/03/19 in Life

When The Music’s Over, Turn On the Stove…

When The Music’s Over, Turn On the Stove…

Confronting the need to alter my sappy, self-deprecating grumpiness as well as...

Posted on 01/06/19 in Life

9/11: Seventeen Years Later

9/11: Seventeen Years Later

And here I am again. Finding myself wondering what happened to my America....

Posted on 09/11/18 in Life

RIP Anthony Bourdain

RIP Anthony Bourdain

Another hero lost. This one by his own demons. This one hit me hard. This one...

Posted on 06/08/18 in Life

2017: A Year of Broken Promises to Myself

2017: A Year of Broken Promises to Myself

As the year was coming to and end, I found it harder and harder to maintain my...

Posted on 12/31/17 in Life

9/11: Sixteen Years Later

9/11: Sixteen Years Later

Sixteen years and it's becoming clear that America is finally forgetting what...

Posted on 09/11/17 in Life

Celebrating My Birthday with a Charity Drive

Celebrating My Birthday with a Charity Drive

Come to D's Soul Full Cafe in Hoboken on Sept 9 for a special Art Show &...

Posted on 09/01/17 in Life

First Anxiety Attack of My Sobriety Challenge

First Anxiety Attack of My Sobriety Challenge

I overlooked a small detail about sobriety. That overwhelming urge to flee a...

Posted on 01/18/17 in Life

2017: My Yearlong Sobriety Challenge

2017: My Yearlong Sobriety Challenge

It's time for a drastic change in my life. It's time to make most of the second...

Posted on 01/06/17 in Life

9/11: Fifteen Years Later

9/11: Fifteen Years Later

It's been 15 years. What have we become? What will we become? Is all hope for a...

Posted on 09/11/16 in Life

Five Years Ago I Escaped Corporate America to Sell Sandwiches in Hoboken

Five Years Ago I Escaped Corporate America to Sell Sandwiches in Hoboken

On June 24 2011 I walked away from my publishing career to buy D's Soul Full...

Posted on 06/24/16 in Life

9/11: Fourteen Years Later

9/11: Fourteen Years Later

I struggle every year to find the good, the happy, the sanity. It should get...

Posted on 09/11/15 in Life

This Is Why Yelp’s Whole Concept  Sucks

This Is Why Yelp’s Whole Concept Sucks

If you've ever wondered why business owners get so pissed at Yelp, read the...

Posted on 06/07/15 in Life

Hoboken Irish Festival Returns to Sinatra Park

Hoboken Irish Festival Returns to Sinatra Park

Beidh ceol, caint agus craic againn. Come to the 4th-annual celebration of...

Posted on 05/15/15 in Life

Don’t Believe All The Hype Hoboken

Don’t Believe All The Hype Hoboken

Everyone wants to believe that their city is the best at this or that. It's fun...

Posted on 03/19/15 in Life

Only Han Shot: Rewriting History To Make It Nicer

Only Han Shot: Rewriting History To Make It Nicer

How the re-editing of a pivotal scene in Star Wars mimics the real-world...

Posted on 03/09/15 in Life