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Can’t We All Just Get A Lawn? (REVISITED)

In 2007, post-Katrina, pre-Sandy, and on the day before Groundhog’s Day in the midst of one of the warmest winters we had seen—until the Winter of 2011/2012 that followed soon after—I wrote this op-ed piece for Metro. I see no need to amend it now, because unfortunately it still rings …

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Hoboken on the S.L.Y.

Originally published on hMAG.com – May 7, 2013 It has long been maintained that there are two main groups in Hoboken—the Bn’Rs (Born n’ Raised) and the Yuppies (young urban professionals). The classifications have absolutely nothing to do with how long a “resident” has actually resided here. Hoboken is the …

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HOBOKEN: Embracing the Suck

First of all, I have nothing to complain about personally—I have maintained electricity, cable, wifi, phone, heat and water throughout. By some miraculous utility grid anomaly, I am the “One Percent.” If this is the only lottery I ever win in life, I’ll still be happy. The rest of Hoboken …

History Major for Hire

Originally published on metro.us—October 24, 2006. Throughout my college career I endured a fair amount of ridicule over being a history major. My friends would ask, “What the hell is anybody gonna do with a history degree?” Turns out they were right; while they’re out making the big bucks with …

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So Dark the Con of Marketing…

  I’m a bad Catholic. One could cite numerous examples to back that statement from past columns, but this time I’m in direct violation of the edicts of clergy everywhere. That’s right, my brothers and sisters of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church—I saw it. And I’ve got to ask, …