East Coast = Beast Coast

East Coast = Beast Coast

On Fridays, I often post with the #FightMeFriday hashtag. I offer up a definitive opinion and dare people to fight me. Sometimes, I’m very serious: Dec. 16, 2016: Emily Hampshire as Jennifer Goines has far surpassed Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines in the TV version...
Doing journalism will save journalism

Doing journalism will save journalism

For most of my newspaper journalism career (it’s older than you might think), I’ve been hearing the powers that be talk about how readership was declining and the age of our readers was getting older and older. As a cub reporter at The Miami Herald back in...
Stocks are the new hot Russian models

Stocks are the new hot Russian models

I’ve noticed something lately: My spam folder keeps filling up with email that’s not from hot Russian models who want to have the sexy time with me. They’re from people who have this amazing stock tip for me that will get me in on the ground floor of...
Loving this vast, beautiful country

Loving this vast, beautiful country

I grew up in the New York suburbs of Long Island. My mom was from Brooklyn, and my dad lived in three of the five boroughs of New York after his family moved here from London. And despite the fact that I grew up in the suburbs, I felt very much a part of New York...
Everything old is new again

Everything old is new again

It’s amazing how quickly we get used to the new normal. When I was a kid, my family traveled a lot. Sometimes by car, often by plane. We would visit my dad’s family in London and my mom’s cousins in California. Later on, in college, I’d fly...