Is Donald Trump a Socialist?

The last time I called the President of the United States was in 1980. I needed to speak to him about something important. My birthday was coming up. Jimmy Carter was President then. I wanted to visit with him and interview him. I had been calling up every politician for months and trying to interview […] Read On…

How to Be the Luckiest Person Alive, Again

I am mentally ill. And I’m in a mid-life crisis. I’m dishonest. And I’m a horrible father. And I think with my dick. Thanks to all the kind strangers these past few days who wrote me these insightful facts about myself. Here is the evidence: I don’t spend all my money on useless things. I […] Read On…

How Minimalism Brought Me Freedom and Joy

minimalism and living

I have one bag of clothes, one backpack with a computer, iPad, and phone. I have zero other possessions. Today I have no address. At this exact moment I am sitting in a restaurant and there’s no place for me to go to lie down. By tonight I will find a place to lie down. […] Read On…

Brunch and Pirates

brunch and pirates

I ordered pancakes and he told me about the last time he was shot in the head. The bullet went through the top of my head, he said. Then he leaned down and showed me the entry point. Then, he said, it went out through the back of my ear. He twisted around, pointed to […] Read On…

You Are What You Consume

you are what you consume

At my worst, this happened: I drank all night until I would pass out. I’d show up late for meetings, do deals with people who would rip me off, run away from good opportunities, invest in bad opportunities. Have friends for what they can do for me rather than because I felt good to be […] Read On…