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How I Happily Became a Junkie Again

Before last Christmas, I would look around any room full of people and notice one thing they all had in common. And I mean from my living room to a crowded coffee shop. Everyone was on their phone! IPhones, Androids, it didn’t matter, people’s faces were lazer locked on their devices. Now, I’m not judging Read More

My ALS by the Numbers

20 – It takes approximately 20 minutes for me to get out of bed every morning. I know what you’re thinking, “Me too, after I hit snooze a couple of times.” But it literally takes 20 minutes from the time my caregiver walks into the room to the point where I am vertical, in my Read More

Amazing Race Ain’t Got Nothing on ALS

The pope, the president and I walk into a bar. Ok, it didn’t go exactly like that but you get the idea. A couple weeks ago we had our foundation’s fourth annual culinary spectacular at Hearth restaurant in New York City. We thought we had the perfect date picked out, after Labor Day but before Read More

The Cubs Are Doing What Modern Medicine Isn’t

Being a child of the ‘80s and growing up in Florida, when it came to baseball there was really no other team to root for other than the Chicago Cubs. Before the Miami (formerly the Florida) Marlins and way before 500 cable channels to choose from, there was good old WGN. If you’re not familiar Read More

The Summer Sequel You MUST See!

I have always been a movie guy. As long as I can remember, the entire movie-going experience has been a source of excitement and escapism. When I lived in New York I had a Saturday morning ritual: 1 medium coffee – milk and sugar and 1 chocolate glazed donut from a little known bakery on Read More

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