Starting My “at home” Bar

Surprisingly enough for me, it didn’t take long at all to procure my first job in NYC. By the time I was fully unpacked and moved into my new place, I was training in as the newest bartender at Jeffery’s Grocery, in the West Village, Manhattan. Now, I have bartended before, but this place… in…

Stranded in Death Valley: Epilogue

First, make sure you read these: Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 2 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 3 of 3) When officer Loggins arrived, it finally felt as though we could breath easy. The worst was behind us and now all we had to do…

Stranded in Death Valley (Part 3 of 3)

See the rest of the story: Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 2 of 3)  When I turned off the ignition of the car for the last time, the temperature outside was approaching 95 degrees. We had gone around a bend and the sun had crept back behind…

Stranded in Death Valley (Part 2 of 3)

(continued from Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3)) For the next 6 miles, the road did not improve. We averaged two or three miles per hour. The undercarriage of the car ground on the rocks below so frequently that we forgot to even cringe after a while. Sometimes I would hold my breath…

Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3)

The truth is, if you asked me at the beginning of the road trip (check out that trip in its entirety, here) that Betsy and I recently took across the western half of the United States, what the worst thing that could possibly happen to us on the trip would be, I would have told…

Check It Out: The Education Of Tomorrow, Here Today

If you have children, then this is a post that you should pay special attention to. If you don’t have children, but are the kind of person that believes that education is a lifelong affair, then you should also pay attention to parts of this post. This could possibly change the way you approach your…

A Re-Imagining

One of the really great things about having such a diverse and intelligent group of friends, is that we share ideas and sometimes discuss things of substance and significance. I love that we can talk about our favorite Ninja Turtle one moment (Donatello, btw) and segue smoothly into politics or travel the next. I enjoy…

The United States of Weird

Betsy and I have decided that it’s time to start planning the next big adventure. So far we have backpacked through Central and South America and explored Western Australia together. We want to continue seeing the world with each other and experiencing all that there is out there. The only problem for us right now…

Becoming an Aussie

So, I’ve been living in Australia for a little over 4 months now. The word living changes everything about how this trip has been. It’s completely different to the traveling that I’ve done in the past, because I’m not just here to see all the wonders, soak up the culture, and then head back home…

The Fucked Up Thing About Med School Admissions

Let me start by saying that I am nowhere near smart enough, diligent enough, or committed enough to go through what it takes to be a doctor in today’s society. But, it just so happens that I date a woman who embodies just those sorts of qualities. In the process of being the supportive boyfriend…