Five years ago when I evacuated my unremarkably average life as an unhappy banker, I promised myself that I wouldn’t wait. That I wouldn’t wait to live a life of adventure or to try things that terrified me or to begin new stories with uncertain endings. And I also promised myself that I wouldn’t wait [...]
Those were the first five words I spoke to the love of my life on the fourth of January in 2008. What followed was the only type of poetry I have ever written. A young and inarticulate man’s attempt to excavate the virtue of the only Love he has ever known. To a woman who’s vicinity [...]
Warning: There is no greater point to this article. Just sharing with you a little bit about me. If you’re not into that, feel free to skip it. Here’s something you may or may not know about me. The first company I ever started was in 2001. It was called Lancaster Acting Company. We were [...]
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupery ___ Many times people feel as if they are lacking something in order to start a new business, plan a new adventure, launch a new product, try a new approach. That’s rarely the case. [...]
A few nights ago I was careening down a lonely two lane highway somewhere in Nebraska on my way to North Dakota. It was late at night. Sometime after 10, I believe. I had been driving for hours. I’m not sure if this happens to you, but once I surpass a couple hundred miles of [...]
A couple weeks ago I almost sent out the first print edition of the Misfit Quarterly with vestiges of text and a few images that were certainly less than crisp. Most people wouldn’t have noticed the difference. And because of this I just barely sent it to them. But then I remembered. The point isn’t whether [...]
“The sum of all our answer is but this:We would not seek a battle, as we are; Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it.” Henry V at Agincourt Bravery is the highest virtue. Bravery runs into the castle to save the girl and slay the dragon. It courageously seeks out the tallest giant, [...]
Last Saturday, while roaming Charleston for some of it’s heralded gluttonies, Melissa suggested we go to Butcher and Bee for a burger. What attracted her to the restaurant is something quite remarkable. Everything is handcrafted. Besides a few cuts of meat from a very local farmer, they literally make everything else onsite. They bake their [...]
Eighteen months ago, I canceled a book contract with a major publisher because I realized that I had sold out to write a book that wasn’t me for an advance, and the desire to be chosen. For the sake of a little money and possible fame, I agreed to become a hired gun instead of [...]
Eighteen months ago, I canceled a book contract with a major publisher because I realized that I had sold out for an advance and the desire to be chosen. Under their auspices, I would have ended up writing a sanitized version of the book I was meant to write. So, a few weeks into the [...]
I used to be an unremarkably average financial executive in Manhattan, until I decided to start changing the world instead. I am a writer, designer, entrepreneur, humanitarian and nomad. I am now on a quest to travel around the world in 1,080 days, which you can follow along by subscribing.
Over at Trendy Misfit, I produce art and sell limited edition prints and canvases for misfits that like cool stuff hanging on their walls as they take over the world.
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