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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the school system in my town was closed as of the final bell last Thursday. As such, Friday began what my kids are referring to as the great confinement of 2020. We’ve been pretty strict about limiting their social...

Humility ain’t all it’s cracked up to be

Today I ran a 5K and crushed the goal I had set for myself. I wanted to run it in under 27:30 and finished at 26:16. It is by far the best I’ve done in a race since I was 18 and over a minute and a half better than my last 5K a few weeks ago. I don’t mean to boast...

An Aha Moment

Two weeks ago I was interviewing people for a client who has developed a voice activated personal assistant. It was a big project; 100 interviewers split between two interviewers across two weeks. On the second to last day, I thought I had heard everything I was ever...

Nick Breen

Nick Breen is a Connecticut Based comic who, on the surface, appears to be a passenger on the crazy train, but once you get to know him you realize he’s in complete control of the ride. He’s one of the most ambitious comics on the Connecticut circuit and perhaps one...

The Physics of Attraction

The other night we returned back to the restaurant where the term steak tits was coined; I was secretly hoping lightening would strike twice and wasn’t disappointed. Brax Landing is known for its waterside dining, fishy goodness, and, this year anyway, the inspiration...

The Night my Daughter Ordered Steak Tits

Misunderstood song lyrics are always fun. Take for example Bad Moon Rising. I used to think, “There’s a bad moon on the rise,” was actually, “There’s a bathroom on the right.” You know what’s funnier? When you are at dinner with your family and your daughter orders...