The surly Scot

It was my beloved partner who discovered Stuart MacBride. A Scottish writer, long on macabre police procedurals and Scottish witticisms, especially expletives and crazy descriptions of his characters. He creates and abundance of personality, and his people are out sized. His bumbling hero, Logan McRae, is constantly finding himself in precarious if not downright life-threatening … More The surly Scot

With love from Texas

Jenny Lawson. Who doesn’t love someone with an obsession with taxidermy? And a host of other quirks And a serious case of anxiety and depression (self-described), among other things. If you haven’t read her stuff, you should. Furiously Happy had me laughing out loud on public transit. Keeps the rest of the public at bay … More With love from Texas

The confessionals

Ok, so to start, yes, I realize this whole effort could be considered along the lines of confessional. As I endeavored this outline and the writing thereafter, the only promise I made to myself is to try and speak my truth. Not that the truth is a constant, but to channel my inner John Leguizamo … More The confessionals

Writers, pt. I

The Russians A long time ago, when I was in 10th grade, I was finishing my books in my English class way ahead of schedule. So my teacher found a solution and sent me across the hall to another classroom with a copy of Anna Karenina. Game changer. I dove into that complex, beautiful world … More Writers, pt. I

The chill Hawaiian

On our last day in Maui, my partner and I decided one last trip to Paia was in order. Though we’d stayed in Ka’anapali, we fell in love with Paia. Not just because Mama’s Fish House is nearby, though that didn’t hurt. It’s just a sweet, small-feeling beach town. It’s a bit less resort-y and … More The chill Hawaiian


First of all, happy first day of spring! If you are bold, brave and perhaps crazy enough to start your own business, we might get along. Talk about living boldly, these people put it all on the line for what they believe in doing. In the summer between the 2 years of the MBA program, … More Entrepreneurs

People who crush it

AKA Serena Williams. It may take time to become the boss you are. Do you remember when Serena Williams wasn’t #1? When she was coming up, when Venus was better than her, when she lost a bunch of matches? Yeah. Me neither. Her record-shattering performances over the past decade, toppling records set by Steffi Graf … More People who crush it