Writer. Advice giver. Peanut butter and chocolate enthusiast.

A Wave Goes a Long Way

How hard is it to say thank you?

More specifically, how hard is it to say thank you on the roadway?

All it takes is that split-second wave in front of your rearview mirror.

Yet for the overwhelming majority of motorists, that’s a bridge too far.

30 Days of Joy: When the Ordinary Becomes the Extraordinary

The other day, I said goodbye to my old car.

Yesterday, my wife and I bought a new one. And today, for the first time, I drove my new car to work.

It was a nerve-wracking experience.

30 Days of Joy: Thanks for the Ride

A man and his car.

It’s a relationship as symbiotic as peanut butter and chocolate.

One of the classic images of Americana is a guy in his driveway, a beer in one hand, a wrench in the other, working under the hood on a Saturday afternoon.

30 Days of Joy: The Beauty of Simplicity

I’m a simple guy, and I love the simple things.

And when it comes to my Mount Rushmore of meals, it doesn’t get much simpler than cacio e pepe.

30 Days of Joy: When the Present Exceeds the Past

It’s always disappointing — if not a little soul-crushing — when the highlights of your youth don’t hold up to the scrutiny of adulthood.

Thankfully, the opposite happened with my most recent screening of the original “Point Break.”