A 2020 Guide to What’s Left of Downtown NYC Burgers

2020 was supposed to be a record $899 billion dining-boom before COVID-19 happened. By May it wrenched into a $120 billion reversal loss, which the National Restaurant Association is predicting to go up to $240 billion by year’s end. A lot of good restaurants are closing up for good. Are

About Hana and Social Media Bullying

Many of you have mixed opinions on reality television that evolved from the Newlyweds or Survivor days. Some believe it’s a waste of time, others think it’s a good learning tool on societal behaviors. Terrace House was our family’s gateway drug to reality television. Up until now, it was a

White Charcoal Sketches of Roman Sculpture

Hand Speed Sketch

The Money House

Worcester, Massachusetts I accepted the offer for my first internship, despite not knowing who I was or what I wanted to do. “Students are offered the ability to create income, acquire awesome real-world experience running a business and managing expenses, and learn community values that promote integrity and responsibility.” They

Treasure Island

San Francisco, California Doing food deliveries was stressful, mundane work. A complete blur of faraway houses over many hills, downtown corporate offices with zero parking, day after day, rain or shine. You’d get some surprises like a celebrity or the occasional late-night strip club catering event. Everybody’s gotta eat. But

Personal Lessons from Shooting Photography

I’ve always loved to shoot people and street photography, so a few years ago I began shooting for @melotones. And over time, it went from hobby to some try-hard client work like Shangri-La Hotels, Dior, etc. Like all good hobby obsessions, the more you do it, the more you realize

Meditation Through Boxing

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William Ellery Channing Imagine you’re standing before a huge mountain, its roots running deep in the ground. You can make out the misty clouds shrouding the peak tops. It’s the end of Golden

A Thoroughbred Startup Desk

Editor’s note: Originally published February 26, 2015. San Francisco, CA “Finished, Solid Beech 6 Ft Work Table — $110.” We struck on $95 because I had to drive across the bridge into the city. He texted an address off of 4th & Brannan St. It was one of those office suites that

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