Posts Tagged ‘living ravenously’

  • Five Things Strong-Minded People Never Do

    June 23rd, 2017 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    We spend the majority of our lives inside our own minds. Our minds are made up largely of our thoughts, and thoughts are things: things you can control and shape. Strong minds develop strong thinking patterns. Here, then, are five patterns of the strong-minded and the sane: 1. Strong-minded people never lose sight of their […]

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  • Just Me, Myself, and Your F*cking Mother!

    Just Me, Myself, and Your F*cking Mother!

    May 16th, 2017 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    She was really something, your mother, a real beast. She, better than anyone I’ve ever known, cultivated the black art of individuality — believing that the development of the entire human race depends on the development of the individual. The reason she believed this is that she believed each human is an organism of a […]

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  • How to be Unforgettable

    April 25th, 2017 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | No Comments

    Most people are boring. Not you. Why? Because you broke away from the pack a long time ago. You’re a different breed — a dog of a different color. You cultivated the black art of individuality, learned the art of personality. You became brilliant. People argue about your modesty. She does things differently, they say, […]

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  • The Art of Being Interesting

    December 14th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 7 Comments

    (Whiskey Wisdom, the first installment, available now for free. Download me here!) Product description: “Sometimes I just want to slap him across the face and say ‘Why can’t you be more interesting?’” Thus spoke the lovely young lady at my bar one quiet Sunday night. She was three Manhattans in and talking to me as […]

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  • Are You Fascinating?

    Are You Fascinating?

    November 17th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 4 Comments

    Well, are you, punk? Or are you boring as hell? How, furthermore, can you tell? How can you tell if you’re an inveterate bore, or if you’re just in a kind of long-term funk? Much of what we hear about commanding attention and the power to fascinate is theoretical and abstract, a sort of psychological […]

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  • How To Be The Smartest Person In The Bar

    September 27th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 13 Comments

    (The following is excerpted from Whiskey Wisdom: A Bartender’s Guide to Living Ravenously You can spot her from a mile away, the smartest person in the bar — or, if not quite from a mile, nonetheless from very far. She doesn’t necessarily think of herself as smart. Still, her brain is carefully crafted — self-crafted […]

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