Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Running Blind

Taking Oliver to Prospect Park is a nice way to unwind from the day. He hops through the grass like the dog-rabbit hybrid that we say he is, and I stop thinking about anything to let my mind wander to everything. It’s … Continue reading

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Burn Canvas Objects: A Solo Show in Brooklyn

I’m not saying Mike Serafino has me to thank for his upcoming Burn Canvas Objects solo show, but I think it’s pretty well understood that my influence was a driving force in getting him to where he is today. If … Continue reading

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The 8 Types of People You Meet When Your Mustache is 12″ From Tip to Tip

Mine is the life of a mustached man, and I couldn’t be more blessed. Or burdened. For you see, this magnificent mouth brow opens doors, breaks ice, and makes me memorable to people I forget. While there is little doubt you … Continue reading

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Rising Up From the Underground

PJ O’Rourke walked into reBar wearing a sweatshirt of his own design.  A little self-promotion was appropriate, he thought, since the Brooklyn Tea Party was all about celebrating local artists and clothing lines.  He looked around the space and smiled. … Continue reading

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Scene at the Sprocket Show

It was Frank on my right and some girl I didn’t know on my left.  She wasn’t alone.  She was part of the group that showed up around 2 AM.  I didn’t recognize them from previous shows, but they seemed … Continue reading

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A Reaction to Joseph Riippi’s Latest Novel

When I first picked up Because, the fifth and latest book from Brooklyn-based author Joseph Riippi, I had every intention of writing a piece that focused solely on the author’s work.  Then I started reading.  The more I learned about … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Little Black Box

Hello, little black box. There are many boxes in the world, but none are like you.  Do you hear me?  None.  They may share your dimensions.  They may be the same exact color.  Hell, they may even have been made … Continue reading

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My All Mountain Experience

Few things can ignite the soul like carving a line through some deep, untouched powder.  There’s something spiritual about it.  Something therapeutic.  The mind relaxes and stretches its wings while the wind – crisp, pure, and invigorating – rushes past … Continue reading

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The Chase

I started chasing The Lizards on October 22, 1996.  It was a Tuesday night, a school night, and I had no idea what I was getting into.  I boarded the Staten Island Ferry with my older brother, two of his … Continue reading

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Resolutionize Your Life

I don’t understand the point of resolutions.  Well, no.  That’s not exactly true.  I understand the point.  Whether it’s quitting smoking, exercising more, or just generally slacking less, each resolution is a promise made to pursue a better, healthier, happier … Continue reading

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