At long last…Chemex

Chemex. It has been around for decades… seven to be exact. It is a pour-over style non-porous glass container coffeemaker that Peter Schlumbohm invented in 1941, and, fun fact, it is one of very few drip-method coffee brewing devices on permanent display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. In my opinion, it is the best way to brew coffee. Here’s why:

(1) It looks damn good. The Chemex has an angular somewhat “cold” design comprised of three sexy components: glass, wood, and leather, giving it a contradictory aesthetic that is at once sterile…

How to Be Brave (Hint: Do One Small Scary Thing)

Yesterday, my dad forwarded me a video of skydiver Luke Aikins, who just made history for the highest jump – 25,000 feet – without a parachute. If you haven’t seen the video, please do yourself a favor and watch it. Now. Here it is.

I had actually already seen it, but I love this sh*t so much, I watched it again. While I did, I noticed I was feeling a kind of exhilaration and joy. And because I am “the introspective” type [understatement of the year], I started to think about why… I mean, I wasn’t the one…

The Ask Challenge… or how to have the best chance of getting what you want

Last month, I travelled to the East Coast for a friend’s wedding. On the morning I was headed to the airport, I had convinced myself that 45 minutes would be enough time to shower, wash/dry my hair, change the sheets on my bed, water my plants, and wash the dishes. It was total madness. There was no way in hell I was getting any of that done in less than an hour and half, and even though I cut every corner I could, and I still was late leaving for the airport.

That was the first in series…