Category Archives: Personal

Paying For ‘Free’

The privacy costs involved for consumers who pay for ‘free’ services by consenting to invasive surveillance of what they say, where they go, who they know, what they like, what they watch, what they buy, have never been made clear by the companies involved in big data mining. But costs are becoming more apparent, as […]

Shameless Self-Promotion

Last year, I got it into my head that I could write a book. Check that, I’ve known I could do it for a long time. Last year was when I finally figured out that, in order to be a writer, one must write, instead of thinking about writing. So, I sat my ass down […]

Chewbacca in Queens… with a Chevette.

Below are a few shots of me at my Grandma’s house in Middle Village, Queens. Early 80’s. Yes, that’s my father’s blue Chevette behind me. You can barely see it, but behind the Chevette is my Grandma’s ’63 Ford Fairlane in the garage. My mom made me the Chewy costume by hand. I used to […]


As soon as the day ended, I knew that date would be stuck in my head forever. I walked to work—from the East Village down to Mercer Street in SoHo. The weather was 70 degrees, zero clouds, zero humidity. It’s sadly ironic, but whenever I feel perfect weather, I think of 9/11. I watched the […]


This site, for the most part, is for thoughts I have to get out of my head. Hence, the ‘exhaust’ in Daily Exhaust. If you’re interested in what I consume during Intake (if you don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, familiarize yourselves with the 4-stroke cycle of an engine), check out my Pinterest […]

No Longer

You think you’re past it. You no longer sit bolt upright at 2:00 AM, asking yourself what you could have done to save the marriage. You no longer worry that your kid will become a junkie because her parents divorced. You no longer imagine the neighbors finding your dead, naked body in a room full […]

Left Coast

Well, I’m now a resident of California. And my turtle I’ve had since I was 13 years old also made it in once piece via UPS (Don’t worry, animal rights people, I followed these careful instructions on how to ship a turtle.). For the next few days I’ll be daily exhausting from the W Hotel […]

Goodbye, Dirty Boulevard*

After 12 great years living in New York City I’m moving out. Tomorrow morning I, my wife, and my dog get on a plane and head to our new home in Los Angeles. Thank you, New York. Thank you for giving me my Dad, who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Middle Village, Queens. […]

Variegated Planes

Oh snap. Feltron has a new biennal report for sale on his site. Count me in. via Kottke