I want to be more like Harvey Milk | Late Bloomers and Finding Your Special Purpose

The story of Harvey Milk is truly inspirational. Back in 1977 Harvey Milk became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in the United States. Eleven months into his first term on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, after passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city, Milk and Mayor … Continue reading

Abercrombie doesn’t make clothes for husky adult men. This is why I blog.

I read an article recently about the explosion of men’s style blogs and emergence of the male clothing shopper. Men’s fashion is a booming business. It’s become cool for men to pay attention to how they look. It makes sense, these style blogs allow us to window shop from the comfort of our own home or … Continue reading

A Revitalized You | Reviving Your Image

I watched an interesting HBO documentary with my wife the other day, called Hard Times: Lost on Long Island. The movie was about unemployment, particularly long-term unemployment in America. As I watched these middle-aged professionals struggling to regain employment in their chosen fields it reminded me of a post I wrote last year on reviving your image and … Continue reading

A year of blogging has taught me one thing. There’s nothing worse than a part-time blogger.

Happy 1-year anniversary Project 40! A year ago I began posting in digital form the internal conversations I have with myself. The things that motivate me. The things I worry about and just things in general. It really was just for me. Then I started to get comments from friends and family. Then from people … Continue reading

This is how grown men sets goals | Patrick’s Goals Continued

Well, it’s taken some time, but I have finally completed my Goals post. I turned 40 almost a month ago. I don’t feel any different physically but I have had some time to reflect on what is important to me going forward. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of … Continue reading

Comments ‘Not Elegantly Stated’

Where did the summer go? Don’t get me wrong, I love the change of seasons. I love fall clothes but I’m just not fond of fall weather and the summer just flies by. Its been a while since I’ve just sat down to write. So now that I have a few minutes I thought I’d catch … Continue reading

Welcome to Middle Age

Tonight we celebrate Patrick’s last night as a 39-year-old whippersnapper and welcome him into Project 40. Welcome to the club my friend! { Take a look at Pat’s last post here.}

Patrick | Goal Number 1

So here’s the deal I made with Pat. If you post your goals for the year on Project 40, I’ll post mine, verbatim. Just as I wrote them down on July 9th. We’ll both be putting ourselves out there. But it’s a good way to be held accountable. We’re going all in! Below is Pat’s … Continue reading

Guest Post: 10 Days and counting…

10 days and counting. 10 days until I reach a milestone in my life that I haven’t really thought about until recently. 10 days until I reach the ripe old age of 40. As a young man, I had big plans for my life, the NBA just wasn’t in the cards, Bill Gates never returned … Continue reading

Grey Pride | Part 2

Wow! My hair is really going grey now. I’m noticing it more and more each day. I like it, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes I’m a little self conscious about it.  So I’m posting some pictures of proud grey haired men as motivation and inspiration to all of us entering the club.