Category Archives: #inspiration

Sunday Chill: We All Need That Soft Groove Sometimes

Been a long, challenging week. Got my geezer badge, irreversibly sliding into the fourth quarter. Buried a mother who was at best equal parts battle and blessing. And I did all that with my Irish siblings whom I love, but … Continue reading

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TBT: Layla and Layla Revisited Are Both Classic for Different Reasons

The year 1970 was the beginning of a golden era of great music from many genres. Records hit the airwaves that still resonate today, from “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Simon & Garfunkel to “American Woman” by The Guess Who, … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WIP: Me

Today I turn 60 years old. And I feel like I have hardly begun. Yes, I have been an award-winning journalist, teacher, union president, Board of Education vice president, actor, producer, and director, but mostly, I’ve been a writer. I’ve … Continue reading

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TUESDAY MUST READS: Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue (a guest blog by the Neighborhood Connect)

Hey, how ya doin’? How’s your Ma? Tell her I said hello, all right? Look, I know why you’re coming around. Books. Everyone who wants to see me is looking for a good read. Legally, I don’t know what any … Continue reading

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Historic Honors and a Slap Overshadow Oscars Other Big Winner

History was made at the Oscars last night with a more diverse set of winners than ever before, including people of color, deaf performers, women, and LGBTQ artists. And yes, a comedian was slapped by a husband for a cheap, … Continue reading

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SUNDAY CHILL Guest Blog: How to be the KoC (King of Chill) by Sonny Mehlman, chief security officer, Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC

Let’s be honest, some are born with gifts, some aren’t. This piece is for those of you not quite as fortunate as I am. While these abilities come to me naturally, I believe that if you follow my advice you … Continue reading

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Saturday Self- Promotion: Tell The Damn Story podcast is still relevant for aspiring and emerging writers

With 222 episodes under its belt, Tell The Damn Story, a podcast for aspiring and emerging writers, is not only going strong, it is improving, if I do say so myself. Full disclosure, I am one of the co-hosts of … Continue reading

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Getting to the chair is most of the battle

by Christopher Ryan With the start of 2022, one of my priorities is increasing productivity. I even created a daily schedule for myself. While adhering to that schedule has not been perfect, there has been one undeniable success: more productivity. … Continue reading

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Scheduling Can Support Productivity

by Christopher Ryan Post-holidays and amidst rising Covid numbers, ugly weather, the one year anniversary of Jan. 6, and other bleak news, it can be hard for independent creatives to get going and maintain productivity. Something as simple as a … Continue reading

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Here’s to You, 2022

by Christopher Ryan Last night was a pretty honest mess. Miley’s party was self-conscious and apologetic. Ryan Seacrest’s joy seemed forced, almost desperate. And seeing Anderson Cooper drunk on air again just underscored how few fucks we have left to … Continue reading

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