Archive for December 2018

Please, Take this Idea: The Compound Shopper

December 26th is the most fascinating day of the year. It doesn’t receive a ton of hype with Christmas as its next door neighbor, but there’s still a lot going on and everyone experiences this day a little bit differently. There’s the guy who wakes up in his apartment, hears the neighbor below him banging on a... Read more »

It's a Wonderful Life at the Music Box Theatre

You haven’t seen It’s a Wonderful Life until you’ve seen it at the Music Box Theatre. It doesn’t matter if you’ve watched this movie every year on TV or own it on a dusty VHS tape, everyone who enters the Music Box Theatre’s annual showing for the first time is starting at ground zero. And man, I couldn’t... Read more »

Medium Rare Trip to Italy: With you I shall leave

I don’t remember any mice in Michigan. I think it was too cold. Or my Mom was just that clean. The only invaders in my childhood house were the occasional ant, spider, or Satan’s favorite insect: the earwig. All of these could be squished with a paper towel. The apartment in New York City wasn’t the same... Read more »

Medium Rare Trip to Italy: Cinque Terre

I hope Cinque Terre always stays a little bit under the radar. That it remains in that “Italy’s best kept secret” category. So, I figure, what better way to keep things secret than to go out there and publish a 1,000 word blog post raving about it. Cinque Terre means “The Five Towns” in Italian. Each... Read more »

Medium Rare Trip to Italy: Florence

Last week, I saw an article on LinkedIn where Elon Musk claimed you have to work 80 hours a week to change the world. This sparked a heated debate in the comments section about work-life-balance and, to some degree, a philosophical question on whether or not “changing the world” is worth that type of personal sacrifice. So,... Read more »

So, am I allowed to eat anything anymore? Guest Post by: Jon Oldham

When I was in college, I ate a lot of Club crackers and Oreos. My roommate at the time, Jon Oldham, was studying to be a dietitian and would say things like, “Carbs and sugar are the reason you have a perpetual stuffy nose.” And I thought his advice was crazy. Made no sense to... Read more »