MY WRITINGS

I use this section to post things I feel like writing or pieces of mine that go up elsewhere on the web. With my book now done, I'll be putting new material up a lot more often. 

Exactly how often remains to be seen, but definitely more frequently than the few pieces a year as I was doing while working on Odd Jobs. To be notified any time I post something new and to receive a copy of one of my favorite pieces of writing unavailable anywhere else, sign up for my mailing list below. To read my writings, just scroll down.

 

 

 

 

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August 31, 2019

nbcnews.com's THINK section recently asked me if I wanted to write a piece mocking the people behind Boston's Straight Pride parade. My answer? Hell yeah! 

Boston's Straight Pride Parade: Something No One In Boston Is Proud Of

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July 12, 2019

One former poker pro's thoughts on how to build a title contender

Tilt, Bumhunting, and What Poker Can Teach Us about Building a Pro Sports Team

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June 7, 2019

A piece about what it's like to watch the beauty and grace that is Steph Curry on a basketball court.

 

Splash

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May 24, 2019

Game of Thrones just added another entry to the long list of bad finales capping off otherwise-great shows. And you want to know what makes that especially frustrating?

The Most Frustrating Thing about Bad Finales

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January 24, 2018 

A piece about what it's like to root for Tom Brady when everything is on the line.

 

The Inevitable

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September 16, 2016

(fiction)

Catching up with the Mess from the West, a boxer who captured a neighborhood's hearts, if only for a moment.

 

The Mess from the West

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April 16, 2016

(fiction)

Because knowing what to text that girl you just met is hard.

 

Subtext

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August 18, 2016

The idea that the NFL has created a perfect ecosystem of parity is a myth we really need to stop spreading.

If There's So Much Parity in the NFL, Why Do the Same Teams Keep on Winning?

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June 15, 2016

A poem about those boxes from the future we all keep in our pockets.

 

The Dying of the Still

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January 15, 2016

A piece about that moment when it's 4AM and the city is still sleeping.

I Like the Way My City Looks When She Is Sleeping

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December 15, 2015

We all know we're supposed to work out more and eat less cheesecake. This piece is about how to get yourself to actually do it.

How I Finally Got Myself to Eat Healthy, Work Out,
and Lose 25 Pounds
in Just 365 Days

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July 15, 2015

Why I support legalizing polygamy and you should too.

 

Marriage Equality

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June 29, 2015
 

Why does our generation always end up complaining about the greatest players of our time?

The Era of the Unloved Megastar

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June 14, 2015

 

I saw Jurassic World this past weekend, and as far as I can tell, this is exactly what happened.

What You Missed If You Skipped Jurassic World

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January 26, 2015

 

When Deflategate happened last week, I felt bad. But now I'm over it, and I'm ready to watch some fucking football.

 

I'm Tired of Feeling Deflated

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December 2013- April 2014

 

One of my favorite jobs ever was writing recaps of the TV show Scandal for a website called BDC Wire. I called the series Stuff I Shout at the Television, and each piece was basically me complaining about the mile-wide plot holes in that week's episode. Of which there were plenty. This a collection of those recaps.

 

Stuff I Shout at the Television

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November 2, 2013

(This story ran on the Times of Israel website)

In 2013, I got to interview one of my favorite radio hosts: NPR star Peter Sagal.

 

A Profile of Peter Sagal

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April 16, 2013

When bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, there was only one thing we all could think of.

 

Are You Okay?