Stories Told. Lives Changed.
This afternoon, sometime before dinner, you will turn on the evening news. A suited-man seated behind a desk welcomes you. “Good evening.” Then, without warning, he launches into a blitzkrieg of stories: Murder, mudslides, deadly carnival rides, Constitutional decay, children trapped in hot cars and how North Korea is stockpiling nuclear warheads like canned goods before […]
During the week of July 17th, I facilitated the Write on Fight on College Essay Camp for a great group of rising 12th grade students. Throughout the week we learned: Why writers should brainstorm like Vin Diesel… Fast &Furious Why, as writers, should always create more content then we actually need How to destroy […]
It’s July and I’m standing along a sun-splashed sideline watching my son embroiled in a heated little league baseball game, sweating. Chase’s team mans the field. There’s a runner on first base. Two outs. They are losing 6-4. Chase is playing second base. He’s got a pair of black socks pulled above his calves, his […]
If I could have a conversation with my 30 year old self it would go like this: “It’s called The Alchemist and you should read it.” “Why?” “Because you’re 30. Because you’re foolish. Because you’re playing it safe. Because you think time is your friend. You yearn for the wrong things. You make half-hearted choices. […]
It’s the day before our annual family vacation at the New Jersey shore and my wife is buzzing around the house doing chores. Vacuuming and cleaning out closets and dusting and hanging pictures we meant to hang last summer. Amidst this whirlwind of Windex, I’m on the couch watching Predator 2. Bill Paxson just met […]