20 Years Ago, A Good Friend Saved Me from Myself; Last Week, We Remade the Night

I was 15 years old, and at that age, I was indestructible. I knew everything. I could do everything. And I certainly didn’t need any authority figure to tell me otherwise. One random Saturday, I was sitting at my desk in my room, typing away at my large keyboard while looking at my large, tube-styleContinue reading “20 Years Ago, A Good Friend Saved Me from Myself; Last Week, We Remade the Night”

To the District’s Violence, Theft, and Drugs: You Win; My Family Has Moved

After living for almost five years in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, my family has moved from the heart of Washington, DC across the river to Arlington, Virginia. Many DC lovers have asked: “How could you ever move to Virginia? How could you ever cross the river? Why would you ever leave DC? I have myriadContinue reading “To the District’s Violence, Theft, and Drugs: You Win; My Family Has Moved”

The irony of cycle class playlists: Misogyny and racial epithets in a room full of white women

What I write below is from my perspective: a 35-year old white male born in America. But here it goes… I enjoy cycle classes most of the time, though my excitement about them has waned in the last year or so (I’ve been much more into yoga). The classes are like attending a concert, danceContinue reading “The irony of cycle class playlists: Misogyny and racial epithets in a room full of white women”

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”

Trying to Host a Book Release Party Has Proven Far More Difficult Than I Imagined

When I was finalizing the last steps of my book, I started to research different marketing options to help spread the word about my literary feat, one of them being a book launch/release party. The idea was simple: host a party at a local bookstore, contact local media, and get people to show up andContinue reading “Trying to Host a Book Release Party Has Proven Far More Difficult Than I Imagined”