Many years ago, my fiancee, Ranna was promised in marriage to the prominent son of a neighboring village's leader in Lebanon. However, fate intervened and she fell in love with a Braintree bad boy with Irish roots and terrible handwriting...me. In order for us to be wed, I had to travel to Lebanon... Continue Reading →
50 Cent Gym Bangers (Songs You Probably Don’t Know)
I worked 20 hours this weekend and I also wrote 2,000 words of a Lebanon blog that still isn't finished. I'm going to continue to work on the Lebanon blog this week to do it justice and get it done right. However, in order to keep my streak alive of blogs, here are some 50... Continue Reading →
Tavern at the End of the World – Charlestown Irish Bar Under New Ownership – Spend All Day at the Bar then Sleep Upstairs!
If you lived in Mission Hill during the last twenty years, and like to have a good time, there's a strong chance you made some lasting memories at Flann O'Brien's. Flanns was the neighborhood Irish bar that had a great atmosphere, friendly staff, fast service, and savory meals. The bartenders would remember your name and... Continue Reading →
New England Fans are Spoiled Rotten and I Love it – LETS GO PATS
It's January 19, 2002, I'm 14, and I'm at Sugarloaf mountain leaving a dinner party with my brother. We see two girls outside from the party and they ask if they can have a ride back to the cabins with us. We agree and start driving through the snowy night to the cabins. Then one... Continue Reading →
O-Man’s 2 Minute Guide to Retirement Investing
I can talk your ear off about investing for retirement. It's a passion I found a few years ago after getting myself out of debt. I've read book after book, blog after blog, and I am big fan/lurker of the FIRE Reddit thread (Financial Independence Retirement Early). I've quickly learned it's not a subject most... Continue Reading →
Nantucket Vacation Budget Hacks
Nantucket and saving money, not two things that usually go together. There's a reason a "Nantucket $10" is a hundred dollar bill. Between dining, entertainment, lodging, ubers & taxis, and even getting there on the ferry & paying for parking, it's likely you'll look at your bank account and ask what the hell happened? There... Continue Reading →
Top Ten Video Games of My Youth
It’s Friday night circa 1999 at Blockbuster. Your friend Joe asks, “Do you want to rent a video game or a movie?” With a cocky smile you reply, “Joe I got a coupon, two for one, video game and a movie. We’re living the good life tonight.” Earlier, Joe’s parents had given the green light... Continue Reading →
No Marketing Budget? No Problem. 5 Free Resources for Graphic Design, Image Editing, Email Marketing, Royalty Free Images, and Social Media.
Starting a blog, a side hustle, or a new business venture and don't have money to spend on marketing? Don't let a small, or non-existent, marketing budget get you down. There are plenty of free resources available online that can help you cut corners and get your marketing off the ground. Here are five free... Continue Reading →
How a Missing Bike on Nantucket led to a 5k Race to Cisco Brewery with shirts featuring Tim Riggins, Patrick Swayze,Tom Brady, and a Surfing Koala.
"Hey man meet me at the brewery," read a text from my friend Hunter Burnham. I had just arrived on Nantucket island and was looking around my mother's property for my bike to ride to the Cisco brewery. It wasn't where I had stored it. I called my mom to investigate and she said... Continue Reading →
Must Not Lose to Fear – 2 Weeks Til Fight Night
Last night my gym got invaded. As I finished up the 6:30pm class and was getting ready for the Battle at the Bay training, a whole squad of guys I had never seen before began pouring into the gym. They carried a serious demeanor, had the Boston street-clothing-look that's prevalent in places like Quincy &... Continue Reading →