Friendly Luke

People relate to me without the beard. It makes me appear more friendly, more accessible. Women dig it.

A guy said to me in shul over Rosh Hashanah that I have the friendliest face.

Frankly, I haven’t been particularly friendly since my three shul
ejections in 2001. Though it was all my own fault, it took a
toll on my psyche.

Working in the underworld for all those years, it gave me a reflex of retreating from people, afraid that they’d hurt me once they found out what I did for a living.

I feel different now that I have an honorable profession — teaching
Alexander Technique.

The most common question is — what do you do?

Now I can say, “I teach Alexander Technique” and 50% of people want to know what that is and that starts an interesting conversation for
me…and possibly pick up clients.

I’m coming out of my shell. I went to a Rosh Hashanah party Wednesday night and met a lot of people.

I’m determined to be outgoing again.

I’m leaving the hovel after more than 14 years. This is my last night.

My new place is a nice apartment. No hovel. No shame bringing someone back there for a lesson. The Ford Center! (Hat tip to Marcus)

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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