Be still my beating NYC HeART

I lived in New York City for a few short-but-long-enough years in the "early 2000s".  My renovated-but-still-affordable apartment was on (as we told my girlfriend's conservative suburban mother) the "upper upper upper East Side.  Otherwise known as east Harlem. I was in anthropologist heaven but quality-of-life hell.  While I appreciated joining a neighborhood (even if … Continue reading Be still my beating NYC HeART

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The Beer Lovers Guide To Travel

This post in it's original form can be found on Let's Grab A Beer's Tumblr Page, where I contribute content as "The Beer Behaviorist" to help the world appreciate beer through a culture-focused lens.  Points of view are based on ethnographic fieldwork i have conducted / am continuing to conduct among beer lovers! As a professional … Continue reading The Beer Lovers Guide To Travel

Getting Down To Business By Letting The Love In

I originally posted this article on LinkedIn but felt compelled to share here as well, since the Narcissistic Anthropologist in me is certain you will want to read it.  😉 Most humans will readily admit to wanting people to like them. While it’s a mild demonstration of vulnerability to do so, it’s one a good … Continue reading Getting Down To Business By Letting The Love In

Humans of The Willamette Valley: A Celebration of Life

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Portland, Oregon for the very first time and take an unexpected "side trip" about 90 minutes north to a town called Jefferson - which is located in the Willamette Valley.  To the hipster-come-borgeois bohemian "metro area" dwellers (not unlike myself), the Willamette Valley is the place where … Continue reading Humans of The Willamette Valley: A Celebration of Life