Finally got my piña colada the other day, along with alla the seafood I would have had in Miami had we gone. It wasn't ideal but it was something.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - Someone that believes in himself
My son was only home for a few days and I didn't get to do most of the things I wanted to do with him. But it was better than nuthin. And he sang to me to boot.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - You realize it's my birthday
There's this billionaire and almost billionaire that you'll recognize once I tell you about them, but they only got to be that way because they didn't want to be good at what they did.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - You get to decide
What do rent regulation and Trump's border wall have in common? They were both meant to solve a completely different problem than people think. And neither works.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - The unexamined life
Knowing your own value and the value of things is powerful. Have you ever heard of Lao Gan Ma Crispy Chili? If not, you heard about it here first. It'll be the next big thing. Trust me on this.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - We *all* have problems, Logan
Chad and I have a new FSB talking about the Man from Nowhere. Also met up with RE Mike and Mouse for dinner the other night. All-in-all, not a bad few days.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - It's not ideal but it's something
There's a story that I was just reminded of about the kid that I wanted to tell you. He just started kindergarten, in a manner of speaking, you see...
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - Your computer is updating, Ms. Claire
That video I was in got a million views in about 11 days. A million. I'm guessing most of those were my mom. Also, I rolled for the first time in ages out in Brooklyn.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - Rolling in Brook
Somehow, that video I told you about got close to half-a-million views in FIVE DAYS. And Mouse and I took a bike and scooter ride downtown via the Hudson River Greenway.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - That was REALLY unexpected
Agreeing with the Gracie brothers, the very people the law Mayor DeBlasio is claiming to help will be the ones that will have to deal with the consequences of the police having less-lethal options to do their job.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - Weapons invite death
My weekend was weird and centered around people potentially breaking into houses and knives.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - What’s the difference between 3rd Degree Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter?
If you told me last year that the country would be in lockdown, and the only person I'd see was my BJJ coach, I woulda thought you were insane.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - Getting Strangled at Home
This lady named Josephine Hart once said something like: Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.
Watching the news these days, I'm reminded of things like that. If nothing else, I survive things. Even when I don't wanna.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - Damaged People Are Dangerous
Just a few days ago, the amount of people in the US that died from Covid-19, 58,355, surpassed the number of people that died from the Vietnam war, 58,220.
9.26 people died each day in the Vietnam War but 589.44 Americans died each day here from Covid-19. But each one of those numbers was a person. And now, people are pressuring change at the risk of more lives. I don't know how anyone is ok with that.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - Yes, Really
This is a long entry because I recently got confirmation of something I thought I knew.
Did you know that you need a physical injury for cancer? You can't mentally will someone to get cancer, you have to have something actually injure you - a virus (HPV), a particle (asbestos, coal), a physical action (tick bite), something.
Well, when you hurt someone, without early intervention, that injury metastasizes like cancer. And the loneliest people in the world not only don't intervene, they double and triple-down, to ensure that there's no relationship.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - Doubling-Down, Pt 2 - Baseline
Got a lotta time to think and write. Let me tell you a story about a dude I know.
Do you remember when I gave you that three-step PSA on how to apologize?
The words: “I’m sorry.”
Some manifestation of contrition: “I feel awful about what I did; there’s no excuse.”
Some overt act to try make things right again: "I'll make it up to you. Let's go to counseling."
I submit that a lotta lonely people are the ones that don't understand that apologies are a three-step process.
From: On (or Close to) Schedule - Doubling-Down, Pt 1
Met up with my coach, BJJ instructor Chad Vaźquez, for lunch downtown at the John V. Lindsay East River Park in Manhattan. It was the first time I saw a friend - well, really, anyone since the coronavirus hit. It was weird seeing other human beings again. But good.