Saying that I love bagels, pizza, donuts, and ice cream just doesn't do it justice. I think about them all of the time, every day. I'm obsessed. I'm thinking about them right now. And I crave them, want them, yearn for them. And they seem to love me too. I can hear them calling to … Continue reading How I fight my cravings everyday
Loneliness is an unseen wound many of us carry, buried in us, festering and hard to heal. Loneliness and I know each other well. I’ve had long seasons of life where it haunted me: my father dying when I was eight, growing up as a minority, being single until my thirties, and living in New … Continue reading Punching loneliness in the face
Work-life balance is a concept that doesn’t help us achieve what we really want. What it’s supposed to do is help us find a way to make a living as well as pursue other interests outside of work. But I don’t think it does that because it is so nebulous. How will I ever know … Continue reading Can life and work really be balanced?
New York can be a hard place. People are rushing around you, treating you as if you weren't human, only something in their way. The bustle can be overwhelming. You can get lost in the shuffle and feel like a number. But living here with a family has been very different, especially with a newborn. … Continue reading How New Yorkers react to our five pound baby
Starting a company requires seeing the world differently. It's like a lens that helps you see the world sharper, better, giving you a fresh view no matter which direction you look. With that perspective, a garbage can full of trash might even look like something amazing. It makes the ordinary and mundane somehow new and … Continue reading How can you be more entrepreneurial in your career?
Another birthday came and went, and I'm solidly over the hill. But I don't feel that way. In my thirties, I used to fear being forty. I dreaded it like one dreads a root canal. And it hovered over me like a black cloud. Probably the unknown was the cause for so much fear in … Continue reading I had no idea midlife could feel like this
Starting a blog is stupid-hard. It's kind of like cooking an elaborate meal every week, hoping someone will show up to join you, but then no one does. It's always just you eating that food you worked so hard to make—alone. Slaving over a piece of writing doesn't mean anyone will ever read it. And … Continue reading What is it like starting a blog?
It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and we were in Washington Square Park, the iconic park in downtown Manhattan. The large marshmallow clouds marched in rows over the skyline; there was a slight breeze that brought comfort from the warmth of the sun shining down on the sea of humanity. The fountain was spraying water … Continue reading The Saturday afternoon we lost our son
Over the years, my family and I have honed our sleep habits, and we love it, even though it is odd. Most nights, I'm asleep for seven to eight hours. I know, it's solid. We are in bed by seven o'clock—all four of us—the whole family. And because of our new baby, my wife is … Continue reading Want to sleep better? Eight things we do to get better sleep