Here is the link to my Reason Papers essay review of Hamilton: The Revolution.
Here is my Hamilton: An Act of Justice–In Two Acts essay, published in Reason Papers.
My first hero in life was George Washington. In third grade I wrote a book report about him and focused on his astounding leadership-by-example skills, which inspire me to this day. I was also uplifted by his unshakeable moral character, his physical prowess, and his business acumen. Images of him crossing the Delaware, withstanding the … More Washington Versus Jefferson
Andy George was one of the most creative people I ever met. From musician to electronics technician to product craftsman, he liked to put things together. I only knew him the last several years of his life, and frankly, there is a lot that I did not know about him. But I liked him a … More A Greek Triumph and Tragedy
Special thanks to Carrie Biondi for editing and publishing this. Here is my film review of Whiplash, published in Reason Papers.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, was one of those days I have dreamed about ever since I was 14 years old, when Led Zeppelin became my favorite band: meeting Jimmy Page. When Page’s 500 page photographic autobiography book came out on October 14, I went to the Barnes & Noble Union Square location to purchase it, … More Meeting Jimmy Page
(Me at age 17) Live for yourself, there’s no one else more worth living for. Begging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more. Anthem by Rush At sixteen, these words were my heartbeat and lifeblood. I didn’t understand why. I felt I didn’t have to, it was self-evident. It didn’t take long … More How I Found Out About Ayn Rand
In the annals of rock history, no band has championed reason and heroism in words and action with as much consistency and longevity as the Canadian power trio, Rush. Superior ability is a key quality of heroism. Exemplifying this as musicians’ musicians, bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and percussionist Neil Peart all … More Reason in Rock