Author Archives: Michael Macuk

Go Ahead and Be a Fool—But a Wise One!

Whenever you’ve determined to zig while everyone else is zagging, there will be people who tell you that you’re being foolish—or reckless—or crazy. They may be right—or you might just be a genius! But a genius is a type of person who most people have a hard time recognizing—until that person has already accomplished something […]

When in Rome . . . (Or, How to Jump-Start Your Stalled Resolutions)

OK, I’m a procrastinator, and any procrastinator worthy of the title needs to be a good rationalizer—so I have that distinction as well. Now, how do I put these impressive skills to work to come to terms with the fact that it’s March 1st (March 1st!!!) and I’m nowhere near fulfilling the goals that I […]

Kale: A Leafy Green Vegetable’s Long March from Rabbit Food to Superfood!

Yes, of course, the title is a little much, but we’re on the eve of the Academy Awards so everything has to be at least a little dramatic. But, in all seriousness, I remember talking about kale at dinner with my wife’s (that is, Chef Denise’s) food-obsessed family more than a decade ago, and one […]