Live Like You Just Escaped

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I hated living with my parents. Disgusting. 90 minute commute to New York City. In my suit. My tie. My shoes. My laces. “Tie your laces!” I don’t know how. I was afraid all the time. Would I get fired? Would I have no friends? Would life suck forever? Yes, it would. So I moved. […] Read On…

I Have No Confidence… So This Is What I Do

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I am nervous all the time. Going to a party, I always try to back out at last minute. Even a party I threw last year, I tried to not go and three people had to call me and convince me to come. Business deal – I am scared right before every meeting and will […] Read On…

Pick Me For Vice-President. Here’s Why:

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In 2014, I was going to run for Congress. My assumption was that the congressman in my district was weak and would lose. He still might. A major presidential candidate at the time contacted me. He wanted to endorse me. I’ve since met him. I met his pollster. I met the man working for his […] Read On…

Ep. 175 – Rich Cohen: The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones

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Mick Jagger fooled around with Keith Richards’ girlfriend. I wouldn’t be able to work with someone after that. But maybe that’s why I’m an author. And not a rockstar. The Rolling Stones became a new band every 5-7 years. They were “perpetual amateurs.” That’s one of the keys to staying alive as an artist. Or as […] Read On…

What Do I Hate And What I Do About It

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I told Mollie, “hate” is a strong word. She hated something that seemed small and not worth hating. Why such a little girl has to have such a big emotion? But I guess I am inflicted with that mental rash as well. What I hate:  1) Owning Shit… I don’t like to own anything. I […] Read On…

The Last Safe Investment is…

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“If it wasn’t for my parents, I would have killed myself,” Michael Ellsberg was telling me. I hadn’t seen him in four years. But then he sent a random text and by coincidence he was just a block away. The sun was out. I had nothing to do but wander. I was looking for a […] Read On…