Misc. Writing

The Virus-Tunity

So literally everyone I know — like maybe 1,000,000 people or so — are asking me: how do I avoid scams and price gouging during the virus or as some merchants see it — the virus-Tunity. Well I’ll do my best — this flyer today from target is a good example of something to look…

Day 11 of Lockdown

So it’s day 11 of lockdown… and I know what a lot of you are thinking… “Oh boy here comes some more nonsense from a left coast Hollywood liberal elite Harvey CK Louis WeinSpacey!” Well first of all I wish I produced Pulp Fiction and starred in Usual Suspects and made Louie (well the first…

Donick’s Corona Playlist

My wife, Kim Huffman Cary, who isn’t really “mine”… that is — I don’t OWN her… she owns herself — I’m just married to her… if anything She is HER wife… BUT the point is… the lady I am married to, Kim Huffman Cary, made an excellent Coronavirus playlist on Spotify. Check it out. It…

Fattening the Curve!

We’ve all heard about it. My wife calls it the Covid-19… as in pounds. And YES I have put them on just like everyone else. Three weeks ago I filled the freezer stocking up like crazy on survival essentials like cheeseburger hot pockets, Claim Jumper shrimp scampi (yeah I got “champagne tastes”), and of course…

“Bread Maker”(A confessional THINK piece)

I bought my love a bread maker… twenty-five years ago. It was a new craze at the time, that was as old as civilization itself: baking bread. In ancient Rome noble artisans weren’t called “Bread Makers” they were called slaves. But with the advance of technology and like 1000 years or something Roman slaves found…

The Reality Report

Everyone—and I use that word loosely because realistically it’s probably twice that number — has been asking for my take on the new docuseries trend. Well “everyone” can stop asking because here’s my take. Some are good and some are bad. It all has something to do with “Peak TV”… I’m not sure what this…

Cuba 2017: Tales of a Musack Missionary

I made my way to Cuba with a simple mission—deliver one guitar to a music school there and see what happens. Eight years ago, I started a musical charity, Musack (musack.org), which provides instruments and supports kids’ music programs, after a rash of teen suicides hit my high school on the island of Nantucket. (Today, Musack…

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