Just a Thought

Andrew Ettinger
Just a Thought
Created 09 Dec 2020
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  • 2021 Media I Loved
    14 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    A friend of mine used to put together his top 10 songs of the year list, post it on Facebook, and then everyone would comment with their own top 10. These were my top 10 songs in 2014: Left Hand Free ...
  • Got That P.M.A.
    03 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    When I read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, my main takeaway was that I wouldn’t want my kids to grow up and be like the Apple founder. While I acknowledged Jobs’s vision and ability to cre...
  • Coffee Shops, Instagram, and Good Taste
    19 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    While in Amsterdam a few months ago, I went to a very good, very Dutch, very mid-2010s Instagram coffee shop. The latter is not a knock on their aesthetic at all – clean lines, wood finishes, dark acc...
  • Say Nice Things On The Internet
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    If you saw that headline and got all the info you need, feel free to stop reading now. I won’t be offended. It’s kind of like in Do The Right Thing, when Da Mayor tells Mookie, “Always do the right th...
  • Marathon Sunday
    05 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Running the New York City marathon is number one on my NYC bucket list. Attending it at least once is perhaps my strongest recommendation to anyone who finds themselves near New York City in the fall....
  • Why I Suck
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    On Monday, I got choked. Last Friday, I got choked, too. Ditto for last Thursday and Tuesday. I started Brazilian jiu-jitsu training in the winter of 2020 but didn’t last very long because of the pand...
  • We Can Rationalize Anything
    22 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    In 2019, amidst outrage over the Sackler family’s involvement in the opioid crisis, the Met decided to stop accepting gifts from members of the Sackler family, one of its largest donors. At the time, ...
  • What is real?
    06 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    I’m a big believer in the power of out of home advertising (OOH, if you’re into acronyms). As someone who walks around New York City while trying to be aware of my surroundings, I end up gleaning a lo...
  • Five Pillars of Work
    17 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    I’ve been in a bit of a “transition period” with work for the last six months, mostly doing a variety of freelancing, while I spend some time figuring out what’s next. Whether or not this strategy of ...
  • Couldn’t Forget If I Tried
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I was all set to write about fall in New York (“Big Fall Energy” was my working headline). Yesterday, I dropped my kids off for their first day of school in the morning. (Yes, we took a pic. No, we di...
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