Never Surrender

Hello avid readers.

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. There are so many places to visit and so little time. I know way too many people who don’t even think about exploring everything that our world has to offer. Too often all they focus on is the darkness that some people bring upon others but forget that life is also beautiful. It is what you make of it. Stop feeling sorry about how difficult life can be and pull yourself up and do what you want. Don’t let anything stop you from doing what you want. To be frank; those who say you can’t are nothing more than jealous people who want to drag you down with them. Don’t let that happen my friends!

If I listened to everyone who said I couldn’t….I  wouldn’t be an Eagle Scout.  I wouldn’t be a published writer. I wouldn’t have my Masters Degree.  Stop listening to the naysayers of life and be who you really want to be!

As Dr Seuss once said “Those who matter don’t mind. Those who mind don’t matter.”

Life is an adventure so make one happen.

If you could go anywhere in the world; where would it be and why?

My name is Matt and I write.

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Just Saying Hey

Hello avid readers,

I’ll admit to not writing on here nearly as often as I should. I’ve been pretty busy working on my freelance writing. Rest assured, that I am definitely A-Okay. It was a long winter and I’m very glad that it’s nearly Spring. Here’s a fun question. I’ll try to write something more interesting next time.

If you were an animal, which would be?


My name is Matt and I write.

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Raindrops of Fire

Raindrops of fire pour from the sky

Skies open revealing stars alit

A flame is burning within the soul

Listen to words whispered

shining and true

Truth hides nothing


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Eli Eli (אלי, אלי)

Just a little bit of singing….

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The Rains of Castamere

Call this an attempt at paying homage to an excellent series of books/tv show.



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Chugging Along

Hey avid readers!

Slowly but surely my business ventures are growing. I’ll admit to a lot of ups-and-downs but I’m getting better at being a freelance writer. Next month marks one year since I’ve started to work full time freelancing (I had been haphazardly freelancing for the three or so years prior). I made some mistakes in my early months but nowadays I’m getting my rhythm down. Nothing will stop me now. I know I can do this. I will do this.

For those of you who don’t know; I was struck by a car while walking last month. I still have some aches and pains but I’m finally back to my running routine again. Weights are still a little hard for me but the physical therapy is helping. Thank G-d for being alive and able to write this!

My name is Matt and I write.

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Happy Hanukkah!

Hello avid readers,

Here’s a friendly message to all my fellow Jewish people.

Thanks for following my adventures on Facebook and Twitter! I’ve had a lot of exciting developments in my professional life lately. Stayed tuned….


My name is Matt and I write!

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What Does the Fox Say?

Hello avid readers.

So every once in awhile I see really random things on the web. Here’s one of them.



What’s the weirdest/fascinating thing you’ve ever watched on YouTube?

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Announcing Bagels and Lox Magazine

Hey avid readers,

A special announcement…






Bagels and Lox Magazine….a Jewish publication created by Nate Merwin and yours truly. Launching this month! Check out us.

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L’Shana Tova!

Shana Tova!


L’Shana Tova from Matt!

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