Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 31

The Year That Was 2014

This post is dedicated to my college roommate Vaughn Shain Alexander.  2014 was a year of extremes. I traveled to the World Cup in Brazil and hosted Global Press Events in Las Vegas and Berlin. I made several lifelong friends and rekindled friendships that had gone silent. My BMW X1 entered my life and I will never […]

December 30

College Football Post: Harbaugh Comes Home to U of M, I go to the Stanford Bowl Game

University of Michigan Typically I don’t post about football on my blog. And yes a gay boy who loves football? There are so many rules being broken. Today I know 2015 is going to rock. Jim Harbaugh is coming home to the University of Michigan as the 20th Head Coach of the Football Program. The […]

December 29

24 Hours in Los Angeles

Today I took a 24 hour road trip to Los Angeles. It was pretty liberating. My new car, my dog Max, and 12 hours of driving. I grabbed lunch with some friends in Santa Monica and then went back to San Francisco. Road tripping is an American cultural tradition and the I-5 is my favorite ribbon […]

December 28

From Rockwell to Facebook, The Phenomenon of the Perfect American Family

This morning I found myself reading the New York Times on “Facebook’s Last Taboo: The Unhappy Marriage.” It got me thinking. The concept of the perfect American marriage or perfect self isn’t a new phenomenon. The idealized life has been a mainstay of American life since the lumberjacks a century ago or portraits of Norman Rockwell. We aspired to […]

December 27

How to Piss Off A Swede

Originally posted on Fresh Off The Plane:
I lived in Sweden for a year while studying abroad and it is one of my favorite places in the world. This is written with love and in jest 🙂 —————- If you have ever pissed off a Swede, then you must be an absolutely insufferable human being.…

December 26

5 Years of Max

5 years ago I adopted Max from the animal shelter. Today he turns another year older. Very excited to have Max in my life and wreaking havoc at the dog park. Happy birthday buddy. About 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 11 seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these […]

December 25

Christmas at Starbucks

I have two Christmas traditions. On Christmas Eve, my roommate throws a small party at my loft. We usually end up watching “Home Alone”, “Scrooged”, and some random movie – this year “Best in Show.” Max and Zoe watch the guests and hope for table scraps. My second tradition is on Christmas Day walking down to […]

December 24

Introducing McQueen

For decades, Steve McQueen was the “King of Cool” and the counter-culture anti-hero. Alexander McQueen was the chief designer at Givenchy and British fashion designer. Together the name McQueen is the pinnacle of fashion, culture, and style. In honor of Steve McQueen and Alexander McQueen, I name my BMW. McQueen is more than a purchase for me. […]

December 23

Trans Equality

On a Monday evening, I discovered the TV series Transparent. It is about the journey one Transgender person embarks on. Lets start the post with one distinction: Sex and gender are 2 different things. Sex is between your legs. Gender is between your ears. I have the utmost respect for the Trans Community. They are […]

December 21

Cane’s Bucket List

** From Cane’s Facebook Page. ** Cane’s Bucket List is dedicated to a loving 6 year old Pit Bull who is diagnosed with thyroid cancer with only months to cherish. I am inspired by Cane’s owners who are going through the loss of a beloved pet and yet working to raise awareness of pitbulls as […]