Brendan is a former writer for Haute Living and current contributing editor to atHome magazine. He also manages communications for a Southeast-leading architecture and design firm.
Hello Darkness My Old Friend
It was just after 9:30 on a weeknight. I had already completed the marathon that is putting young kids to bed. The light rain that fell off and on throughout the day had finally stopped. I could hear the frogs croaking in the pond behind my house at the end of the lane.
Beer and Loathing At The Grove Park Inn
In summers of 1935 and ‘36, F. Scott Fitzgerald dragged his broken body and cracked-up mind to Asheville’s Grove Park Inn—a mammoth structure made of stone that played host to everyone from World War II diplomats to Harry Houdini.
4 Things Patrick Mahomes Learned That Helped Him Become A Champion
On February 2nd Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Lombardi Trophy in 50 years. He was named MVP of the game for engineering the Chiefs dramatic fourth-quarter comeback.
Steve McQueen and the Bullitt Car Mystery
The Bullitt car is one of the most iconic cars of all time. It was a 1968 Mustang GT fastback that Steve McQueen raced through the streets of San Francisco. The car was McQueen's sidekick in the movie Bullitt (1968) a mystery/thriller that has a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and one of the greatest car chase scenes ever filmed.
The Don Draper Success Plan
Don Draper of Mad Men is one of the most memorable characters to fill television screens in a long time. He's been the subject of plenty of essays about American masculinity and the culture of the 1960s. Mad Men has even inspired a college course.