Author Archives: Michael Katz

Going Postal

Over the past few decades, the US Postal Service has become increasingly less interested in bringing me my mail. Twenty years ago, in our first house, our letter carrier came up the front walk and pushed the mail through a slot in the door. Ten years ago, in our next house, he/she stopped coming to the door and, instead, left the mail in a box at the end of the driveway. Today, the mail stops half a mile away, in […] Click to read more…

 

Blurred Lines

You’ll no doubt be excited to learn that my wife Linda and I successfully moved to a new house last weekend. Our old house was terrific (we’d been there 11 years) but with our youngest son, Jonathan, off to college this fall, we decided it was a good time to downsize. And downsize we did. We moved from a four bedroom, two-story house, to a two bedroom home on just one floor (sorry, too much math?). And let me tell […] Click to read more…

 

To Xfinity And Beyond

The first concert I ever attended was on June 3, 1978 at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Unfortunately, the performer was Bruce Springsteen. I say unfortunately, because as any number of rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts will tell you, Bruce Springsteen just may be the best live performer on Earth. And so after experiencing his speaker-climbing, story-telling, crowd-surfing, three-plus-hour extravaganza, I simply assumed this was the norm for live concerts. Listen To This Post That was a big mistake. Seeing Springsteen […] Click to read more…

 

Cover Of The Rolling Stone

I subscribe to just two print magazines: Inc., because it helps me build my business. Rolling Stone, because it helps me appear cool in front of my children (although I’m pretty sure I lost that battle at “print magazines”). Rolling Stone covers music, of course. But there is also, usually, an article about somebody otherwise famous. Listen To This Post Last month’s featured famous person was comedian Chris Rock. There’s something about stand-up comedy that I find endlessly fascinating. In […] Click to read more…

 

What LeBron James Can’t Teach You

This time of year, in this part of the world, it’s pretty hard not to hear about LeBron James. For those unaware, LeBron James is considered by many to be the best basketball player on the face of the Earth. (As someone who is not even considered the best basketball player in his immediate family, I find this quite impressive.) And so with the NBA playoffs in full swing – and with LeBron and his teammates headed to the finals […] Click to read more…