Habits of The Chronically Healthy

Reading Time: Intro / Explanation of idea: 9 minutes;  Each of the three habits – 2-3 minutes [NOTE TO READERS: If you like this article or find it helpful in some way, please let me know (like, comment, email, share). I am considering putting together a little e-book of 25-30 of these habits and I would like to know if … Read More

How To Be A Great Dad: A Son’s Perspective

I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT it’s like to be a dad. So this isn’t about how to get yourself to change diapers without being sick or how to save for college or explain sex to an eight-year-old. But I do have the experience of having a dad for quite a while. So that’s something. I’ve also met an interacted with … Read More

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

Travel A Lot For Work? Me Too. Here’s How To Eat Healthy At The Airport…

Reading Time: 14-ish minutes Most of my friends are aware that I am a bit of a health freak. Actually, I’m a health super-freak (Nic Cage-ism #1). For example, I’m the type of guy who goes on a 12-month Vegan Experiment (Introduction, Results) just for kicks. And, instead of reporting on (1) “how I felt” or (2) “how I looked”— … Read More

Unlikely Nutritionist #1: Warren Buffett

  We all know Warren Buffett as the billionaire entrepreneur and investor. In this video (9 minutes), I describe three of Buffett’s investing principles and how we can apply them directly to our diets to improve our health.   [TRANSCRIPT COMING]   Trying something new here.  Please let me know if you found this useful. Besos, Justy

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 21 Favorite Books (Plus 11 Re-Readables) from my 32nd Year

“Just what we need, another book list” This is the trite and apologetic way in which most people start off an article like this.  As if to say to the reader, “I understand you, I know these are annoying, and I’m so sorry.” Like the guy in this commercial in the bikini – they seek to communicate to you: “We … Read More

Freak To Geek: My Vegan Experiment

[On The Title: this title is a nod to Tim Ferris and his article-turned-chapter: “From Geek to Freak.”  That article is about going from a best-selling writer /entrepreneur / weakling to a mound of muscle in mere weeks using what might be considered unconventional principles. This two-part article is in the opposite direction – going from “freak” – a mildly-muscular, … Read More