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I write HEFTY MATTERS and invite you join a wonderful community for short stories and extra treats that make us think.

I also feature regular recommendations of the best writing of Substack — a great way to showcase writers who deserve our attention.


Who am I?

I’m Ben Kerschberg. It may sound simple, but I think writing and editing are fun.

I have contributed over 100 articles to Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Equine Journal, and other publications.

I graduated from Yale Law School and the University of Virginia.

I value your feedback, so please reach out to me here.


How often do you post?

I post 2-3 times weekly, directly to your inbox and here on the Web.


Is the newsletter free?

Yes. All archives are also free.


Who are your mascots?

I get lots of questions about my mascot. That’s Bodhi (rear) with his friends. He’s a senior dog with lots of energy. He has his own cat, Hannah, and she him. She’s in charge of office supplies — an exhausting responsibility.


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Short stories and more. Animal lover. College basketball fan. Enjoy the Substack writers' community. No social media or anchovies, please. Contributed over 100 pieces to Forbes, HBR, and Huffington Post.