I am 48, which qualifies as middle age. I am not technically old. Funny thing about getting old—no matter how old you are, there is always some Boomer…
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As most people know, I suffer from bipolar disorder. They know because I have been very public about it. And I have been very public about it because I…
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Probably the most memorable moment in my Lehman associate training class in 2001 was when we were getting a presentation from a guy in FX research. The…
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I was with my brother in Vegas two weeks ago. I unwittingly booked a trip over March Madness. Big fucking mistake. A blinding display of cargo shorts…
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You should never ask someone like me what they think about inequality. I’m a rags-to-riches story. Horatio Alger and all that. Pulled myself up with my…
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I suffered from debilitating anxiety from about 2003-2013. But let’s call anxiety what it is—it’s fear—fear of something that might happen in the…
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You ever wonder why addicts or alcoholics just don’t quit? I mean, you must feel like shit all the time. They do feel like shit all the time. And the…
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I saw some research recently that said that about 25% of millennials had precisely zero close friends. I stopped scrolling and stared at that for a…
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I am not afraid of death. I am not afraid of death. I know that when I die, my consciousness will survive, and I will meet my creator, along with the…
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I have a friend whose child is going to West Point. The kid wants to be President. How do you know at age 18 that you want to be President? So the kid…
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A few weekends ago I went to my nephew’s wedding in Ohio. It was not so easy to get there. My flight to Dayton was cancelled, and in rebooking the…
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I moved to South Carolina in 2010. It is one of the best decisions I ever made. Actually, the decision was made for me. I was working in New York City…
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