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I am a huge fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots. I was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and was raised in Tampa. Additionally, Tom Brady, unanimously known as the most successful and best overall NFL player of all time, has been the quarterback of both of my hometown teams for most of my life.

However, it is currently 1:39 PM. This week’s Patriots game is not being aired on Hulu (boo) and the Bucs game isn’t until 4:15 PM. So, for now, I must watch the Saints (led by Taysom Hill — more on that later) play against one of my favorite teams to beat, the Atlanta Falcons (as NE Pats fan, I feel the need to bring up the numbers 28–3). …

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Thinking Out Loud #8: Fall

Letting my writing evolve as the seasons pass.

“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”
― Carl Sandburg

The seasons are changing! This is great news. The hot summer sun is receding to its fiery depths as a cool winter blanket embraces the northern hemisphere. This is especially significant for me as it signals a full season of writing has come-and-gone on Medium. We’ve collected thoughts, shared information, and spread strategy as we bobbed and weaved through the sea of articles published on this site.

My personal growth has been significant. I finished moving into my new apartment (I promised myself I won’t rent past the age of 40), got engaged, and made several moves to take my writing full-time. …

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How to Boost Your Charisma

An easy-to-follow guide.

“Do you never get exhausted being so wholly unbearable? You have as much charisma as the rotting innards of unidentified roadkill.”
― Tahereh Mafi,
Ignite Me

There’s not one aspect of your life that could not directly benefit from a boost in charisma. Charisma is what guides us through our conversations and interactions with those who are functional members of our lives. Our friends, family, significant others, and bosses. Our charisma decides how we are read by others. Through this reading, the amount of respect given to us shall be dictated.


“Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of…