Take it like a man

Knocked down, dragged out and left by the curb And they say “Take it like a man!” You’re mocked in commercials as an idiot But that’s OK, you’re a man. If you complain you’re a whiner, so just shut up You’re privileged because you’re a man. Your heart gets broken but don’t dare cry No…

I’m talking to you

You’re enjoying the social and sensory splendor of the holiday season. Your family and friends have experienced triumph and tragedy, and you’re wondering how you can help. You’ve lived through some high highs and low lows, and survived. You’re trying your best to do the right thing and not always succeeding. You treasure the people who have come into your life…

2014 Goals: Go Big

Make a decision. Make it public. Make it happen. This formula has worked well for me the last 6 years. I completed all but one goal for 2013, which was “write my second book.” No excuses… I just didn’t get it done. I did, however, take on 5 stand-up comedy performances and several motivational speeches…

Why not?

I was running with my brothers through Brooklyn in the middle of the street. You can get away with this when you’re in a marathon. I like to make new friends during races, and NY did not disappoint. We came up behind this grey-haired guy, surely in his early 70’s, wearing slightly-too-short running shorts and…

Precious medals

There are chunks of gold, silver and bronze, precious metals, for the winners – those who demonstrate amazing speed by running 26.2 miles in 2 hours. Then there are the precious medals which go to those who slog it out side by side in 6 hours. Both types of athletes deserve some applause, but there is…

The way we roll

I admit it… I like the cape. I’ve been wearing it to draw attention to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. A red cape implies super strength, and that’s what my brother Jeff demonstrates as he continues to beat down cancer in his life. I skated up a mountain in this cape last Sunday to fulfill…