Writing & Ranting

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2 Girls, No Self Esteem

After a 3-month layoff in which I played some great golf, some shitty golf and traveled to Raleigh and Atlanta, I have decided to start writing bits and pieces here and there. No podcasts for a while, but that may change as I move yet again, due to my promotion to Marketing director at my … Continue reading

Dogs? Yeah, I Like Dogs

I gotta say, you mid-20s women have really gone to the dogs (ugh). It seems like every woman I meet these days has a pooch or wants a pup. Welp, I’ve got a few bones (fuck me) to pick. But before you go barking up the wrong tree (that one wasn’t even good), keep in … Continue reading

9 Signs You’re Headed for a Breakup

All good things must end (except for my friends’ marriages), but sometimes you can see a breakup coming. It’s as easy as looking for these subtle signs. You’re dating me. Enough said. She found your spitter. Maybe it’s time to quit. You detest her music. It’s like a subliminal breakup message. You kicked her dog. She’ll never forgive … Continue reading

“What Happened to That Guy?”

Way back when I was an intern for my old firm in downtown Cleveland, I’d often drive to West 117th or West 25th and take the rapid to Tower City instead of paying $14 a day to park in the garage attached to the Huntington Building where I worked. There was a guy I’d talk … Continue reading

Now You’re a Man

There is a book by Frank Vincent called A Guy’s Guide to Being a Man’s Man that “shows how any man can be all that he can be in love, work, play and life.” It provides some dare-I-say old school tips on how to dress, cook and pick out a nice cigar. It’s all good … Continue reading

An M&A Impostor: Learning the Value of Time

When I started in mergers and acquisitions, I didn’t know as much as I thought I did – about business etiquette, about standing up for myself, shit, even about how to dress. But M&A taught me a lot in a short period of time. I cleaned up nicely. I looked damn good in a suit. … Continue reading

7 Things Assholes Make Lists About

People love lists. I work in marketing to pay the bills, and any marketer worth his salt knows creating content in list form is a great trick for capturing a reader’s attention. Hey, it’s cool. I did the same thing to get you to click my link. I could’ve picked 3 things, 10 things, 24 … Continue reading

You’re Not Awkward, You’re Just Immature

I hear it all the time– the term “awkward.” People around my age have embraced the term to describe situations that makes them uncomfortable, and are increasingly using it to describe themselves. It drives me fucking nuts. Guess what. The term “awkward” means to cause difficulty, or be hard to deal with. Is that how … Continue reading

Your New Life as Her Ex

You and your best gal just broke up. Shit happens. Oh, it was amicable? Doesn’t matter. What’s that noise? It’s a bell that can’t be un-rung. Forever, and ever and ever, her perception of you will never be the same. It’s not the end of the world, but if you’re careless, you’re going to end … Continue reading

You Shouldn’t Bitch About Your Job

I was sitting at the bar a couple of weeks ago with a friend of mine I hadn’t seen in a while. He asked me how my new job was going. I started to whine a bit like a little bitch before catching myself. I had to bite my tongue. At a time when so … Continue reading

What Are You In The Mood For?

Oldies but Goodies