Category: Start With These

The Iceman Winith

(Listen to this post, here.) Much to the surprise of nobody who’s ever heard me try and pronounce the word “drawer,” I grew up on Long Island. It was a nice place to be a kid and while I confess that I don’t have a very clear recollection of the details, I have good reason to believe that I had a happy childhood. Spring, in particular, brought with it a number of things worth smiling about. Bike riding, tree climbing, and stickball in the street, to name just a few. […] Click to read more…

Why Your Writing Has No Impact

They say you never forget your first love and for me, that’s totally true … … I remember the exact moment I first tasted pesto. It was 23 years ago, in the summer of ’92. Nothing in my life has been the same since. It began when my wife Linda and I were eating dinner at an Italian restaurant in Lexington, Massachusetts with our friends Val and Mike. I don’t know why, but instead of my usual veal marsala or chicken parm, I opted for the tortellini with pesto. I […] Click to read more…

Bagel And Goliath

(Listen to this post, here.) They closed the bagel store near my house. That’s right, closed. I showed up for breakfast a few weeks ago – as I have been doing two or three times a week for the past ten years – and the place was shut down cold. Uh oh, that’s a problem. And so thinking as clearly as a man without coffee can think, I hopped back in my car and drove around the corner to Panera Bread. I figured what’s the difference, right? They have bagels, they […] Click to read more…