The Walkmen and Nuinca

Here’s the brief, epic and entirely missed connection between your lovely host and one of his favorite bands. The Walkmen opened for the Fleet Foxes in Jacksonville this Tuesday night. Luis and I bought tickets months ago. The Fleet Foxes are great and all, but The Walkmen is who we wanted to see. The Rat, […]

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What makes Nuinca so Nuincalicious

I get questioned about the meaning behind “Nuinca” with some regularity. Mostly from half-conscious checkout clerks looking to pad corporate email lists, but occasionally from hearty drunk curious folk who want to know the etymology. If you’re a close friend, you’ve heard this story before, so close this tab and tune back next week when […]

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Pre-flight

10:15 p.m.. Twelve hours from my first trip to Chicago. Good bourbon, one ice cube, a heavy glass. Regardless of how the details above change, I’m always nervous before my travels. Within the last 18 months I’ve had the fortune to visit the soaringly beautiful Guatemala, the bottomless expanse of the Grand Canyon (while snowing!), […]

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On winning and losing

This year Luis and I pulled together a team for the 48 Hour Film Project. He and I had been parts of another team for the past three years, but we always felt we could summon the collective might of our friends and make the movie always lingering in our minds. So we did. Pierce […]

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Aww snap

We have lots of friends living in lots of places. How to get them together in one place for Diana’s birthday? Cell phone videos! Enjoy the compilation I put together as Diana’s gift from everyone.

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Robert Leckie

From his book Helmet for my Pillow “That is why there are no glorious living, but only glorious dead. Heroes turn traitor, warriors age and grow soft – but a victim is changeless, sacrifice is eternal.” Beautiful.

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Snake jumps the shark

The Bronx Zoo’s missing cobra began tweeting on March 28. Or, as it shall be known in 18 months, The Day Twitter Died. Pseudonyms have had a long, proud history on the internet. Fake Steve Jobs, mysterious bicyclists in NYC, profane Rahman Emmanuel and me pretending to be 5 years older that one time in […]

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Earthquakes, tsunamis, Fox News

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning and I’m at the dealership getting my oil changed. Fox News is on a flat-screen TV next to the coffee maker. As you’d probably guess, their coverage is dedicated to the recent events in Japan. One host, a guy aged past the Fox blonde-hair, blue-eyed, strong-jawed requirements, is hyping the […]

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The first last anniversary

Today, January 14, is Pierce’s 28th birthday. It’s also the one year anniversary of Joellen’s passing. Yep, the same day. Diana and I drove up to Columbia to surprise Pierce at his birthday dinner, and it worked fabulously. Later in the night I also had a couple drinks from his Blue Label birthday present, which […]

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