Despite American’s cultural condemnation of smoking, pipes have retained their cultural panache free of scrutiny.
Brian Shea on remembering not just the honored, but the forgotten.
How to understand a woman’s desires? Well, reading the smut she enjoys is a good start.
After reading Letters of Note, Brian Shea discusses the power and depth of the lost art of handwritten letters
Brian Shea isn’t really a sports fan, but he does live in the D.C. area, and the advertisement that ran during the NBA Finals caused him to reflect on the power of words to hurt.
In a letter to his younger self, Brian Shea gives the guidance of hindsight.
Brian Shea doesn’t necessarily understand the community of fans who so rabidly follow team sports, but as a fly fisherman he can sympathize with being misunderstood.
Brian Shea on how when the basics change, assumptions get challenged.
Classical music, as much as any other form, is about struggle, pain, and expression. Brian Shea talks about what that means to him.
Brian Shea seeks to come to terms with the legacy of George Washington, and without the usual excuses.
Seeing his father in himself reminds Brian Shea of the things he’d rather not inherit.
Brian Shea learns to see himself through his mother’s eyes.
Brian Shea reflects on violence in schools vs. his memories of years ago. And calls upon a new generation to find their own way.
A man who cooks becomes a permanent part of his children’s lives.
The most exciting date of my life was when she asked me out instead of the other way around.
Brian Shea has seen a recessionary job market before, and knows he’s lucky to have come through it, and learned from it.