Step Up to the Plate

In fourth grade my friend Dawn and I decided to enter the school talent show. We came up with a song and dance routine from the musical “A Chorus Line.” We practiced for hours, we had cute costumes, we had our song memorized, our moves were perfectly choreographed. The day of the audition came. I… Read On

Fear and Self-Loathing in Las Vegas

In 2008 I was getting ready to head out for the night to a meeting, when some guy emailed me out of the blue using my business contact form and called me a whale. Yeah. “You’re a fat whale. You should lose some weight. I can’t stand looking at you.” That was the entirety of… Read On

The Sand Castle

My father walked me to the park. I held his hand the entire way. If I was being honest, I was a little nervous about going to the park. I’d heard stories about what goes on there. People throwing sand at other people. Knocking them off their swing. Pushing them down the slide. I’d also… Read On

Does the Movie Insidious Accurately Depict Astral Projection?

In 2010 the movie, Insidious, was released in theatres and my inbox exploded with thousands of people asking me whether the events in the movie were anything like real astral projection. I hadn’t seen the movie, and didn’t really want to, but I reassured everyone that demons can’t possess your body while you’re astral. Then… Read On

The #1 Mistake People Make When They Start Their Own Business

Someone asked me the other day: What’s the number one mistake people make when they start a new business? I thought about it for a bit before replying. It’s usually not passion. People don’t leave stable careers to do something they hate. It’s usually not skill. People seem willing to train up or turn their… Read On