I awoke this morning feeling a little down and tired. My son Ben had woken me up several times in the night and, by 5 a.m., had made his way into the bed my wife and I share. At 6:45, I roused my eldest daughter Maggie up from bed and shuffled downstairs to make her… Continue reading Weezer (and Toto) Save My Morning
One of the benefits of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu is that you can easily check out early episodes of television shows to recall what the shows were like at their beginnings. The first episode is often a "pilot" created as prototypes for the television series being pitched to networks. Most of… Continue reading Pilot Episodes: “Friends”
While I was working on the first draft of my novel, "Everything Can Change," I discovered that music dramatically improved my writing process. The book is about Jack Ritter, a young man who is diagnosed with testicular cancer while working a high-demanding job as an associate attorney at a large NYC law firm. Due to… Continue reading Music Playlists: Soundtrack to Everything Can Change
In 2015, I self-published my first novel: "Everything Can Change." The novel, available now on Amazon, was a very personal endeavor as it was largely based upon my life. In 1995, two weeks into my first semester of law school, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. With surgery and chemotherapy, I was able to survive,… Continue reading Everything Can Change Excerpt
When you think of movies about mothers and daughters, a number of classics likely spring to mind: "Terms of Endearment," "Steel Magnolias," "Postcards from the Edge," and perhaps others. Yet, when I thought about mother-son movies, only two came to mind. The first film was "Mother," the funny 1996 film that starred Albert Brooks (who… Continue reading “Mother” (1996) – The Perfect Movie for Mother’s Day.
Hi, I'm Brian. I am 46 years old and I'm a Nerdy Dad. This is not a guilty confession, but rather an enthusiastic declaration. My geek status has been obvious for some time now. At my old law firm, I filled my office with Star Wars and Superman posters and superhero statues. At home, I… Continue reading I Am A Geek (And You May Be One Too).