The New Year Means a New Book

I’m excited to say that it’s time for me to begin my next adventure, and it just so happens that it’s close to the new year. It’s time to start writing another book!

I was Broken. Nothing Worked, Until I Went to Yoga Heights. Here’s What Happened…

Last April, I injured my shoulder. It was a mix of throbbing and sharp pains. A visit to my doctor’s office yielded advice that I take Motrin and wear a shoulder brace for about five days. With little improvement, I went to my orthopedist, who diagnosed me with a sprained AC joint and prescribed fourContinue reading “I was Broken. Nothing Worked, Until I Went to Yoga Heights. Here’s What Happened…”

How Do You Know If Something Is Actually Good?

Shortly after my book was published and released in paperback and eBook, I paid for two reviews from companies that assess books from independent authors. The first was BlueInk, a company I had met at an independent authors conference in 2017. The second was called Foreword/Clarion, which had a package deal with BlueInk. “Buy both,Continue reading “How Do You Know If Something Is Actually Good?”

President George H.W. Bush, the CIA Memorial Wall, and Photograph I’ll Never Forget

In January 2016, the Central Intelligence Agency invited former President George Herbert Walker Bush back to the agency he led exactly 40 years before. It was a special occasion. John Brennan, CIA Director from 2014-2017, wanted to create an award that recognized the hard-working, consummate intelligence officer, who embodied an “intelligence officer first” mindset, aContinue reading “President George H.W. Bush, the CIA Memorial Wall, and Photograph I’ll Never Forget”

The Kimpton Hotel and Ristorante Casolare: A Fantastic Evening in Glover Park

Every year since 2015, I’ve attended the Sitar Arts Center annual gala, an event which drives awareness about the incredible impact Sitar has in the community, and this year was no different. At this year’s gala, my wife Abby and I attended with the goal of donating more money than we ever had before. AsContinue reading “The Kimpton Hotel and Ristorante Casolare: A Fantastic Evening in Glover Park”

62 Points! My Tale of the 2018 Ohio State-Michigan Game

The 2018 edition of The Game was back in Columbus, a place Ohio State hadn’t lost to That Team Up North since 2000. As Ohio State had won six in a row and 13 out of the last 14, the tide of the rivalry had swung in favor of the Buckeyes. But this year seemedContinue reading “62 Points! My Tale of the 2018 Ohio State-Michigan Game”

On This Day of Thanks, Here is What I’m Grateful For

I am thankful for my wife, Abby, who supports me, loves me, and is a wonderful partner in my life. I’m thankful for my family, my brother Garrett, my mom Sue, my dad Dave and my grandfather Art, in particularly. I’m thankful my cousins are doing well. I’m thankful for my extended family in NewContinue reading “On This Day of Thanks, Here is What I’m Grateful For”

Thank You For Making Me Feel So Loved

On Friday, 16 November, I held a party to celebrate the release of my first book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most, at the Sitar Arts Center in Washington D.C. While local bookstores weren’t interested in my book or hosting a launch/release party, Sitar welcomed me withContinue reading “Thank You For Making Me Feel So Loved”

“It’s an Outlet” – How My Justin-Bieber-Obsessed Wife Fell In Love with Heavy Metal…and How It’s a Lot More Positive Than You Think It Is

Last week, Scientific American, a print and online magazine bringing its readers scientific and technological insights since about 1850, published an article call Dissecting the Bloodthirsty Bliss of Death Metal. My brother Garrett forwarded it to me, a fitting article to read on Halloween. Ah, yes, the article opens with the visceral, brutal, and grotesqueContinue reading ““It’s an Outlet” – How My Justin-Bieber-Obsessed Wife Fell In Love with Heavy Metal…and How It’s a Lot More Positive Than You Think It Is”

Why My First Graduate Class with American University Might Be My Last

On Thursday, 25 October, I spent about two hours in the morning preparing for my online final exam, which consisted of three one-hour scenarios. The “honor system” was used to encourage students to not look at notes or our books during the exam, but that was the extent of the proctoring. At about 11 a.m.,Continue reading “Why My First Graduate Class with American University Might Be My Last”