How to Rock and Roll

I used to watch people play piano and think “I wish I could do that.” I used to classify playing piano as a renowned “visible talent” unlike any that I possessed myself. All of my talents — computers, writing, whatever — were invisible. Nobody could see what I was good at the way that everyone […]

Write the Stories You Want to Read: Caitlen Rubino-Bradway on Exercising Your Writing Muscle

The first time I met Caitlen Rubino-Bradway was inside of a bookstore on the Ocean City boardwalk. She was a friend of a friend, and we talked casually about writing. Years later I found out she grew up to be a published author, so I was anxious to talk to her about how she did […]

Intention and Purpose: Is your Genius at work?

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. — Henry David Thoreau I was talking with this girl I met at a party. She and I were doing the “Hi hello how are you tell me about yourself” dance and I learned some interesting things […]

Remembering 9/11 – On this day, 10 years ago

Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing during the attacks on 9/11. Many of us don’t like to remember, though, since the event was so tragic. It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since it happened. I remember going to breakfast by myself in the morning, and casually hearing that […]

Getting Things Done: What to do when you’re feeling Procrastinatastic

This day will soon be at an end and now it’s even sooner And now it’s even sooner And now it’s even sooner This day will soon be at an end and now it’s even sooner And now it’s sooner still — They Might Be Giants, Older Sometimes I know that I need to do […]