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Anthony Bourdain

I awoke this morning at 5:30 despite my best intentions, rolled over and looked at my phone. I opened Facebook and my friend Justin Finesilver had posted an article from with this headline: “CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61.” I [...]

June 8, 2018 Blog, Tribute
Patrick Sheridan is the Executive Director of the Emerging Filmmakers Project, and is currently battling pancreatic cancer. He is the guest on Ep. 119 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast, debuting January 4, 2016. This is a re-post of his episode in tribute to Patrick who passed away February 1, 2018.

Ep. 119: Patrick Sheridan – SPECIAL RE-POST

This is not the post I wanted to write. This is not the episode I wanted to do. But here we are. Patrick Sheridan passed away yesterday. Here is his memorial fund. Please donate to it. I had interviewed Patrick [...]

February 2, 2018 Podcast, Tribute

Warren Miller

“If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” I don’t really ski anymore. I haven’t skied in probably more than seven years. The fact that I had to spend about 10 minutes considering [...]

January 26, 2018 Blog, Tribute
Jon of All Trades pays tribute to Rooster & Moon, closing on September 30, 2016.

Rooster & Moon

It’s September 22 as I type this at the bar of Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub. Eight days from now, Rooster & Moon will close its doors and say goodbye to the community. I’ve written and podcasted about my love [...]

September 22, 2016 Blog, Tribute

Mike Gaughan

I was 26 years old, brand new to the account, and still pretty green when it came to working for a PR agency. I attended a meeting of the various consultants under the employ of the client not really knowing [...]

August 27, 2015 Blog, Tribute

Heritage Square

Another piece of my childhood is evaporating. As has been lamented all over my Facebook feed for the last couple of weeks, it has been announced that Heritage Square will close at the end of the 2015 season. Having grown [...]

February 17, 2015 Blog, Tribute
Ernie Banks Tribute


I should not be the one to write an Ernie Banks tribute. It should be my dad. Ernie Banks was my dad’s hero, and when I mourn Ernie Banks, I’m actually mourning a part of my dad. But since this [...]

January 29, 2015 Blog, Tribute
Stuart Scott


As everyone’s certainly heard by now, Stuart Scott, most famous as a newscaster on ESPN’s Sportscenter, died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Of the many tributes, obituaries, and stories about Scott, my two favorites came from his [...]

January 6, 2015 Blog, Tribute


At my old website, we used to run Ghoul Pool contests. It’s an easy way to pander for audience participation, and I didn’t think anything of it until one year I found myself editing the entries. Suddenly and unexpectedly I [...]

August 12, 2014 Blog, Tribute


This article is dedicated to anyone who has ever lost someone close to them. For me, this article is dedicated to Marty Walker: close family friend and someone I looked up to as a kid. Today I commemorate my friend [...]

May 23, 2014 Blog, Tribute