Transform Your Life for $550 (or not)

In the fall of 2003 I was pretty lost.  I had just been spit on by my recent ex-girlfriend—an emotionally unstable, 10-year-my-senior, ex-stripper with an adolescent child—having finally broken up with her after 5 unsuccessful tries.  I was calling myself an actor and model, but would go on a casting or audition once a month… Continue reading Transform Your Life for $550 (or not)

Make 2011 The Most Processive Year Ever!

Yiddish:  Mentsch tracht, Gott lacht. English:  Man plans, God laughs. On Christmas day, I left for Florida to hang out with my family for a week.  It’s something I’ve done for the past 20 years.  My dad and stepmom’s side of the family congregates at a place called Longboat Key on the mid-western gulf coast. … Continue reading Make 2011 The Most Processive Year Ever!

Have an Unispired Week!

“Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.” Woody Allen quotes After opening my computer to write this morning I read emails for 10 minutes, typed a couple replies and emails for 10 minutes, searched for a vacuum cleaner for 30 minutes, searched for parking lots around LaGuardia for another 15 minutes, searched for… Continue reading Have an Unispired Week!

Are You an Idea Junkie?

[Read below for my limited time offer of unaccredited idea-coaching!  Supply is limited (supply is one actually)] Ideas I've bailed on: Bike racing High school debate team Biking around the world Become a chef Modeling Dramatic acting Comedic acting Stand-up comedy Personal training Starting an ecologically-minded catering company Several girlfriends Mortgage sales (this was a… Continue reading Are You an Idea Junkie?

The Joy of Breaking Down

Eighteen years-old.  I had just spent three months sitting in my folks’ basement continuously high, working out, watching TV, in near-complete isolation, interacting only with parents and pot-dealer.  Bleakness prevailed.  I thought learning how to play my dad’s old guitar might help.  I just needed $30 for a book so I could learn some chords. … Continue reading The Joy of Breaking Down