Category: Writing

  • Bosu Balls

    I started two different exercise classes a few weeks ago.  An office space where I work has been converted into a fitness facility, and I signed up. Bad idea. My Tuesday afternoon class is called Core Fusion, and my Wednesday morning class is called Tabata Drills.  These names are misleading. The classes should be called […]

  • Why I Write

    I have a friend who likes to say “I can’t wait to hear what I have to say today”.  What he means is that he learns things about himself when he speaks.  He speaks to express himself. That is why I write.  I learn about myself, and about the world, when I write.  I sit […]

  • My Lonely Facebook Like

    A few weeks ago, I posted the photo below on Facebook.  I noted that the bus that I take to the airport leaves from the third floor. My point was- that I have to go upstairs to catch my bus.  Buses usually leave from the ground floor.  I thought it was sort of weird that […]

  • Top 10 Things I Have In Common With Darwin

    In honor of David Letterman’s retirement next week, attached is a Top 10 List- The Top 10 Things I Have In Common With Darwin: We are both grey We both come from the mean streets of Northeast Philadelphia We are both crazy about Theresa, Heather and Dylan We both snore We both make funny faces […]

  • I Have A Troll

    I’ve been writing this blog for about 4 months now.  I’ve written about 40 essays, in preparation for writing a book.  I’ve received a lot of great feedback, thousands of page views, and I’ve had a blast doing it. I think I have achieved a new level of success.  I now have an Internet Troll. […]

  • Is this thing on?

    Where do I start?  How about with my life list. Several years ago, a colleague suggested that I create a life list (now known as a “bucket list”, thanks to a movie of the same name).  My colleague suggested that if I created a life list, I would put goals onto paper, and make them […]

  • Essayists

    When I was young, I read a collection of essays by Robert Benchley.  He was an essayist popular in the 1940s-1950s, and my father had a copy of some of his essays.  It was the first time I read something in that format, and I was struck by the idea that someone could write a […]