100+++ days of…

Over the last 6 years or so, I've been doodling a lot. Back when I was a professional bartender, I began posting bar-related doodles on my Twitter account during closing around 3 a.m., usually on the front of an envelope or whatever scrap paper was nearby, inspired by events that had happened during my shift …

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Español para tontos

I am in the process of becoming a Spanish speaker. I never originally set out to learn this language. I actually avoided it during school, choosing instead to focus on French and dream of living in Paris someday, even though adults in my life swore up and down that if only I committed to learning …

Family meal

On a Monday evening once or twice a month, at a time in the evening when many New Yorkers would be opening smartphone apps to order dinner delivery, a car full of my in-laws pulls up at our apartment building in Ridgewood, Queens. Jorge's two brothers and sister, his parents and their two poodle-mix puppies …

Why I didn’t need a wedding to get married

Congratulations! You're engaged! You've just preemptively signed at least 10k to 30k of your hard-saved dollars away (according to the current wedding pricing statistics)! Or, have you? Let's think for a minute about all the thing$ people will say you NeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeed for a wedding: An expensive WHITE "wedding" gown, that you will then afterwards keep …