Five Things I Want You To Know
I was throwing up between cars on a train between Berlin and Warsaw when I first realized that I was in love with the wrong woman. Realizing that you’ve fallen in love with the wrong person is worse than falling out of love. It’s worse than being rejected. It’s worse than feeling alone. You feel trapped. Trapped by the person you are in love with. But mostly trapped by...
41 Awesome Things About Summer In The City
I know its been so hot for so long that you probably think you hate the summer. But you’re wrong about that. You love the summer. Years from now you’ll look back at when you were younger and remember those days that were so hot that all you wanted to do was have a cold drink with friends and strangers. The sweat that’s making you uncomfortable today will be a beautiful memory...
The Best Thing I've Read All Week →
Sheila’s amazing story of her life as a “live nude girl.” Go read it now. I can’t wait to read the book.
Mothball The Space Shuttle →
I wrote this two years ago. The 14-day mission the Discovery is undertaking tonight, for instance, will provoide “solar wing arrays” for the international space station, so it’s basically a costly national boondoggle servicing a costly international boondoggle. What vital mission is the international space station undertaking? Oh, that’s right. It’s studying the...
Will Congress Close the Founders Stock 'Loophole'... →
Dear Start Up Friends, Your taxes might be going up because you have more in common with hedge fund managers than you think. XO, John
How to Fix Your iPhone Screen →
A hint you won’t get from any other tech website.
How to Cure Your Fourth of July Hangover In 5 Easy... →
Congratulations on celebrating America’s independence with so much awesome. This morning you are feeling kind of low. Your head hurts and your thoughts are fuzzy. Your nostrils are filled with the scent of burnt fire powder and charcoal. Your stomach is staging a rebellion. It tastes like a cat slept in your mouth and died there. You regret things you don’t quite remember. In short, you...
Fourth of July: Park Slope Style →
Celebrate Insubordination and Defiance On... →
As my brother Tim explains, our national holiday is very different from many other western nations. A parting thought for the July 4 weekend: As a kid, I needed my brothers and parents to explain to me the difference between “Independence” and “Liberty.” I think this says something about America. Today is Canada Day. It used to be called “Dominion Day.”...