5 Tips to Becoming a Healthier Human

According to 23andMe, my DNA is about 1.8% Neanderthal, which most of my family and friends insist is way too low. Their evidence is convincing, ranging from my caveman good looks to mating habits.

My daily exercise routine is also prehistoric, consisting of…

How the firing of Gina Carano makes us all less free.

Dropping the Shock Trooper

I confess to being a huge Baby Yoda fan. From the moment my fourteen-year-old son showed me a scene from THE MANDALORIAN featuring the little green wrinkly kid with gigantic ears and a mischievous grin…

How being pulled apart pushes us closer together.

Perspective is always lacking during a catastrophic event such as a global pandemic, but at least we can try for some good old fashioned empathy. With hundreds of thousands dead and millions impoverished, you’d think that would come easily. Reality has sadly…

In which a science denier denies herself out of existence.

The Karendemic

Descartes famously wrote “I think therefore I am” and became immortal. Karen, by not thinking at all, eventually vanished forever.

Not that anyone misses her, mind you. Most of us got tired of enduring her endless rants and…

Let’s protect ourselves and each other, save the economy, and express empathy for those who suffer.

I’m not Batman — I’m just a guy who covers his face whenever he’s in public.

I wear a mask because a new and dangerous virus has already killed more than 300,000 of my…

Nothing I do pleases her, because everything I do is wrong.

Happy Places

Everyone wants to be in a Happy Place, our own zone of comfort, safety, and enjoyment. When Happy Places overlap, relationships form. When Happy Places get farther or split, so do people. Nobody likes an Unhappy Place.

When what can’t be sent must still be said.

I know, that you know, that we both know, we think about each other.
Our moods shift like water, from love that burns like fire.

We shared so many marvelous moments together!
Only flickering memories remain.

We were perfect for each…

How I beat the odds at a poker game and won a prize that defies imagination.

Luck comes and goes in streaks, defying the odds. Cardsharps focus more on the players than the math. The power to read minds and transform outcomes is every gambler’s dream.

Opposite me sits Carlos…

Mookie Spitz

Chicago native now in New York City by way of LA. Hungarian parents, Korean kids, racks of electric guitars, shelves of Rubik's Cubes, and mountains of LEGO.

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