Golf and Life: Lessons From My Brother

[Semicolon count: 4] “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – But you have to play the ball where it lies.” ~Bobby Jones “Gold jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit.” Happy Gimore   It was one of the most interesting things … Read More

What My Mom Gave To Me (And Continues To Give)

There’s a story that my mom loves to tell about me to just about anyone who will listen. It reflects my valor, independence, and intelligence. Or so the legend goes.. The story goes like this: we were on a skiing trip, I was about seven or eight, I believe, maybe a bit younger. I was one of these kids who … Read More

How To Marry Your Sister (I Mean…Officiate Her Wedding)

“The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.” John Steinbeck to his newly in-love son “I now pronounce you man and wife, you may now change your Facebook status.” Random internet person   “So, I heard you married your sister?” Multiple Jewish mothers to me following the wedding “Well, no, I just … Read More

Freak to Geek Part II: The Results

[Reading Time: 25-30 minutes]   Now well into my fourth decade (I recently turned 32), I’ve come to a realization: I really don’t know that much. On a yearly basis, I’ve come across new information that either wholly dispels, or calls into serious question, the beliefs I previously had, the stories I told, and the narratives in which I lived. … Read More

My TB12 Experience: Tom Brady’s Answer To Chronic Injury

I get hurt a lot. No, I don’t mean emotionally (Ok, that too). I mean physically injured.  A familiar echo of my family and friends follows every such incident:  “Jesus, Justin, you’re hurt again?!” In my lifetime, I’ve sprained, cracked, strained, or torn the following: toe, ankles, knee (ACL, MCL, meniscus), hammy, quad, groin, ab, ribs, wrist, thumb, pinky, shoulder, … Read More

Tony Robbins’s UPW: My Experience

  Standing in a one-hour line that meandered around LA’s Downtown Radisson, I found it hard to place the way I was feeling.  I wasn’t quite excited, nor exactly scared.  Perhaps it was a mixture, as Owen Wilson suggests while being strapped into a rocket minutes before launch. The sun shone down on the disparate faces, all there from different … Read More

Becoming An Intelligent Eater: An Introduction

Average Reading Time: 6 minutes (or a about the time the average man lasts in bed) In the year 1950, an investor named Benjamin Graham published a book called, “The Intelligent Investor.” Though Graham is likely little known in today’s world, his understudy will ring familiar. The reason you are likely to know Graham’s student is simply this: he is … Read More

The Power of Two: My Brother and Me

Most people do not enjoy the train ride back to New York City from a party-packed, summer weekend at Montauk, NY. I rarely shared in this common view. Any train for me is a great space for focus. But the return trip from Montauk was always a specifically great time for me. It allowed me to return to my more … Read More