Tag Archives: Acceptance

#408: Learn from the Past, Live in the Present, Prepare for the Future







Welcome back! Tonight, my best friend from high school Dan joins me in the SNG Fortress as we discuss:

  • Thoughts on, “T2: Trainspotting,” and how far we’ve come in the 22 years since graduating high school
  • Being Dads to sons and what it means to be a man in the 21st century
  • The understandable desire to travel back in time and do things all over again
  • How happiness every day depends on your attitude
  • And more…so much more


#407: What Would Ip Man Do?


Welcome back! Tonight, I go through the excellent, “Ip Man,” and draw the following conclusions from this wonderful man and character:

  • Stay Humble in success
  • Let Others save face
  • Fellas, Respect your wives
  • Take Nothing for Granted
  • Control your emotions, don’t let them control you
  • Learn how to Defend yourself
  • Have Empathy for your Enemy
  • Fight with all of your might against Tyranny

“Ip Man,” is available to stream on Netflix. Enjoy!

#406: You Are Not Your Past…Seriously


Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Why the yoga folks are right about living in the moment
  • Annual Valentine’s Day advice
  • How Rocky Balboa has some good advice about attacking your gremlin
  • Controlling your emotions by taming your gremlin
  • Some encouraging news about my cat’s cancer
  • And more!


#405: You Can Do Anything!


Tonight’s podcast is, first and foremost, dedicated to each and every member of #eaglesnation. We did it. We brought it home for Jerome. Our beloved team scratched and clawed their way to victory and in doing so, stunned the sports world in such a way that was instantly legendary.

However, I have done my best today to show not only non-Eagles fans, but non sports fans what we can learn from this amazing team and utilize in all areas of life, such as:

  • The Grit and Perseverance of Nick Foles and the entire team
  • “Next Man Up” and what it means to you
  • “We all we got, We all we need”
  • The excellent leadership of Doug Pederson

Enjoy, and FLY EAGLES FLY!!!!!




#404: Meditation isn’t just for Hippies


Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • The joys of meditation and calming the heck down
  • Why struggle and setting goals is great for relationships and career as long as you detach from the outcome
  • Why finding someone to root for who is more successful than you is important
  • Don’t send dick picks, guys. Just don’t. Do that, you’re a loser.
  • Seriously. Don’t.


#401: Questions to Help Us Grow









First one of the new year and live from Almaza on Venice, I wax poetic about:

  • I re-examine the questions from the picture above, answer them cold, then listen to my answers from a year ago. It was a fascinating experiment
  • Why my son shouldn’t take advice from certain female friends of his
  • Why I won’t mock Amy Winehouse’s father for thinking his daughter is a ghost

I also answer the following questions:

  1. In one sentence, who are you?
  2. In one word, what do you live for?
  3. What is worth the pain
  4. What will you never give up on?
  5. What do you always try to avoid?
  6. What’s something you take for granted every day?
  7. What do you need most right now?
  8. What would you immediately do differently if you knew that no one would judge you
  9. What’s something nobody could ever steal from you?
  10. What would you like to forgive right now
  11. Happiness is not….
  12. What impact do you want to leave on the people you love?
  13. Life is too short to tolerate…
  14. What’s something that use to scare you, but no longer does?
  15. What do you want to remember forever?
  16. What do you always look forward to?
  17. What recently reminded you of how fast time flies?
  18. What’s something everyond should be able to say before they die


#400: What I’ve Learned So Far

My son is barely 4 weeks old and even he gets it.
My son is barely 4 weeks old and even he gets it.







Tonight, I discuss what I’ve learned doing 400 episodes of the SNG SHOW…can you believe it? I can’t.

In no particular order…

  1. Always be a Mixed Mental Artist.
  2. Understand that every day is a gift
  3. When you put something online, why are you doing it?
  4. Dating is a rollercoaster; enjoy the ride
  5. Follow the SNG rules for long-term happiness
  6. Thing aren’t going to happen to you; make things happen
  7. Things will happen to you; play your cards right
  8. Every bad thing is a learning experience if you decide to make it so
  9. Learn when to stand up for yourself, and when is always
  10. Use Active Thinking and Observe your Gremlin
  11. Write down your, “Best You.”
  12. Write down your major life goals…and start walking
  13. If you’re bored, you’re doing it wrong
  14. Everyone is listening. Act accordingly
  15. The Worst People you will meet in life can be your best teachers if you let them
  16. Admit your faults. Out loud. Observe. Again, the Gremlin
  17. Some days are just gonna suck. Tomorrow will be better
  18. Be grateful, always

#398: You Don’t Have Problems, You have Challenges


On Sunday, my beloved Philadelphia Eagles lost their quarterback for the season when Carson Wentz tore his ACL. Good news; we’re not done by any stretch, and I have some more thoughts for my son about perseverance in the face of adversity. Enjoy!

#391: How to Avoid Annoying People at Bars

http://www.dcclubbing.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/pickup.jpgTonight, I spend the first 15 minutes explaining how to get rid of annoying people who mistake your polite smile for life-long friendship. Then, I ramble a bit about the end of an era. After that, I answer some wacky Quora questions. I also have some fun with people who look like the tattoo monster puked all over them. Enjoy!

#390: If It Hurts You, I Don’t Want It


Good evening! Tonight, I ramble from a boys trip in Sin City (last one before I hunker down with the SNGal and commence, “Operation Nesting,” for the arrival of our son) of how you should actually hope for difficulty in life, in relationships, and in life. Enjoy!

#389: Harvey Weinstein and Absolute Power

He’s not sorry for what he’s done. He’s sorry because he got caught. You can’t turn a cake into a pizza.

Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Dating advice about how you should leave your ex’s alone unless you know exactly what you want from them
  • Why we lose interest in people
  • Quick thoughts on, “Blade Runner 2049.”
  • And most of all, Harvey f—king Weinstein, his crew of enablers, and what it means to be truly brave


#388: The Grand Canyon, Patience and Humility

North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ
North Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ






Good evening! I’m back, and tonight, I discuss (among other things) why everyone needs to not just go to the Grand Canyon some day, but hike rim to rim at least once in their lives. It doesn’t cure all of your emotional ills, but it certainly does do damage to the demons in your heart. Enjoy!

Envy and Infatuation


HELLO! I’m back. Tonight, I discuss:

  • How Envy drives a relationship, and life, into the ground
  • The difference between niceness and kindness
  • The difference between love and infatuation
  • I like answering questions on Quora now
  • Seeing, “The Muppets Take the Bowl.”

#385: Finally…


I’m not there yet, but I got closer last weekend.

I also wax poetic about class warfare in the Kingsman movie, why you shouldn’t settle (again), the sex-addiction drama, “Shame,” and fears I’m having as a parent-to-be. Enjoy!

#384: Virtual Reality Dating, People Banging in Public, and F is For Family Table Read


I’m back! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • The table read I attended for, “F is For Family.” Many thanks for Michael Price for the invite on Twitter!
  • Why people have sex in public
  • Virtual Reality Dating
  • Reviews of Jessica Jones and Game of Thrones
  • This article and why you shouldn’t do nice things for people who don’t know you are alive.
  • This bizarre IKEA ad
  • And more!

#383: A Single Person’s Proper Mentality


Tonight, I’m going deep on my failures of being a raging coward. Granted, I am completely ignoring the times that I was Sade’s Sweetest Taboo, but such is the life of someone still struggling with self-loathing. At least you might get something out of it.


Life happens, and the last 3rd (or so) is about the recent Joss Whedon cluster-f from his ex-wife. I have a more nuanced position the most, at least I’d like to think so.


#381: How to Deal with Loss









Hello folks! Sadly, my cat Ketone died this week, and I dedicate tonight’s show to her, as well as all of you. Dealing with loss and pain is an unavoidable part of life, and the sooner you realize that, the better off you’ll be. Enjoy!


#379: The Big Sick and Cross-Cultural Dating


Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic and shoot the breeze about:

  • The pitfalls one encounters when you date outside of your own, “tribe.”
  • A review of the recent film on the above subject, “The Big Sick.”
  • I also watched the first three episodes of, “GLOW,” and the jury is still out.
  • The kind of man I want Jack to grow up to be, and why that isn’t necessarily a good thing


#376: Tell Them Why You Dumped Them


Good evening! Tonight, I wax poetic about:

  • Why it’s a good idea to ask someone why they dumped you
  • Why I am now 40 but feel 32
  • Review of the second season of, “Master of None.”
  • Why, “Bambi,” is the best movie about how to be a man
  • And more!

#374: Everything is Your Fault


Good evening and happy HUMP day everyone! Tonight, I rant about turning 40 (next week) and becoming a Dad this December (a real one, sorry Chloe), as well as the wonderful, “F is for Family,” and a few dating stories that make my skin crawl (but everything was my fault). Enjoy!