My Short Route 66 Odyssey

Back in the summer of 1996, heeding the famous words of Horace Greeley, yours truly set off on a grand adventure to pursue fame and fortune in Los Angeles. It lasted all of three weeks before this lost and confused kid (with no tangible job skills) was on his way back to Buffalo. One good thing that came out of … Read More

On the Road with OUI73

I can’t remember what year this was exactly, 1997 or 1998. And though the twin towers still stood then, I saw very little of them or any other skyscrapers for that matter. It was a surgical strike: a sparsely-attended gig at CBGB’s, a night on a hotal floor, then back to Buffalo by car. Good times.

The Glamour of Business Travel (or lack thereof)

I was just reflecting on the incredibly disruptive effects of business travel on our personal lives (mine AND my girlfriend’s). Before I got the great job I have now, I worked a series of crappy jobs in my 20s and 30s. One of them lasted ten years at a law firm as a piss boy, er, courier. I remember being … Read More