On Generosity :: Three Wishes

“A fight is going on inside me,” said an old man to his son. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The same fight is going on inside you.” The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, “Which wolf will win?” The old man replied simply, “The one you feed.” — Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

We don’t focus on generosity in our culture these days. Kids are exposed to sarcasm, cynicism and snark to a much larger degree. Snark sells. But generosity, giving of yourself more than is necessary or expected, will be remembered. A sarcastic comment or cynical act will be forgotten tomorrow. An act of generosity will be a significant marker and memory in someone’s life forever. I wish for my kids to be funny and weird and at times, sarcastic. But above all, I want to instill in them an altruistic spirit of generosity. Like Ruby:

Like that’s all they wanted. And I really decided that I needed to do something.
— Ruby

Michael Chabon for Ricky Jay

I enjoyed this brief heart-felt essay written by one of my favorite authors about one of my favorite actor/magician/book collector/person. Read this adaptation of Michael Chabon’s eulogy for Ricky Jay.

The first time I saw Ricky Jay perform was sometime around 1976, on The Mike Douglas Show. Ricky was beheading roses and puncturing watermelons with one of the simple playing cards that, in his hands, became a deadly missile. He was wearing a three-piece suit but he had a long beard, and hair down to his waist, and my grandmother, watching with me, thought he looked like a degenerate. I thought he was the coolest human I had ever seen, and that impression only deepened when, many years later, I was lucky enough to get to know him…(continue here…)

Feel :: Thanks Lieutenant Dan

Gary Sinise, who played Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump, has dedicated his life to giving back to veterans and their families.

A recent thank-you video from celebrities and veterans brought the actor to tears.

Sinise has spent the last four decades supporting active duty service men and women, veterans, first responders, their families and caregivers, and those in need.

His foundation, Gary Sinise Foundation, raises $30 million a year for veterans.

Throwback Thursday :: Gone But Not Forgotten (#4)

I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.
— Robin Williams

I read a quote a while back that said a person dies two deaths in their life. Once, when they die and again when the last person who remembers them dies. That's always stuck with me. With that in mind, Throwback Thursday will pay homage to those we've lost but not yet forgotten with the hopes of placing a memory in someone anew so they can live on a bit longer. Here's this weeks Gone, but Not Forgotten.


Robin Williams (1951-2014)

He was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.
— President Barack O'Bama
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By Dave Itzkoff

Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Chicago-born, Williams started as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1951, Williams joined the drama club in high school and was accepted into Juilliard School in New York, the prestigious American academy for the arts.There, he was encouraged by a teacher to pursue comedy.

The actor was first known for his zany portrayal of an alien in the 1970s TV show Mork and Mindy, a character first seen in the sitcom Happy Days.

He was a regular stand-up comedian while continuing to act in such films as Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Mrs Doubtfire and as the voice of the genie in Aladdin.

While many of his roles were in comedies, Williams won the Oscar in 1998 for best supporting actor as a therapist in Good Will Hunting.



Robin Williams was never boring. He had so many memorable performances, it's impossible not to forget or overlook many of them. But here are a couple scenes that made Robin Williams so great in my eyes:

The world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence.
— Daughter Zelda Williams
One day in 1995 while riffing in the character of a snobby French toy store owner, Robin made me laugh so hard and so long that I cried. It seemed to please him to no end. Yesterday I cried again at the thought that he was gone. What I will always remember about Robin, perhaps even more than his comic genius, extraordinary talent, and astounding intellect, was his huge heart - his tremendous kindness, generosity, and compassion as an acting partner, colleague, and fellow traveler in a difficult world.
— Nathan Lane
Robin Williams was really one of the greatest comedians ever, ever, ever. In the history of the world, as far as I know it. Because he had all the things that [were] necessary to be a great comedic artist. He was sensitive, he was perceptive, he was empathic, his mental agility was astounding. He was full of love . . . And we felt it. And there was a humanity to Robin Williams. Robin Williams changed everything. There’s nobody that wasn’t touched by Robin Williams at some point. He was the king.
— Marc Maron


Jonathan Winters (1925-2013)

Did you ever undress in front of a dog?
— Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Harshman Winters III was an American comedian, actor, author, marine and artist. Robin Williams credited Jonathan Winters as his main comedic influence and idol. Williams first saw Winters on television at age 8 and paid him homage in interviews throughout his career. Williams was inspired by Winters's ingenuity, realizing, he said, "that anything is possible, that anything is funny. . . He gave me the idea that it can be free-form, that you can go in and out of things pretty easily." Winters never had to worry about anyone stealing his bits because no one else could do them.

Winters was born in Bellbrook, Ohio, to Alice Kilgore Rodgers, who later became a radio personality, and her husband Jonathan Harshman Winters II, an insurance agent who later became an investment broker.

When he was seven, his parents separated. Winters' mother took him to Springfield, Ohio, to live with his maternal grandmother. "Mother and dad didn't understand me; I didn't understand them," Winters told Jim Lehrer on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer in 1999. "So consequently it was a strange kind of arrangement." Alone in his room, he would create characters and interview himself. A poor student, Winters continued talking to himself and developed a repertoire of strange sound effects. He often entertained his high school friends by imitating a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

During his senior year, Winters quit school to join the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17 and served two and a half years in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Upon his return, he attended Kenyon College. He later studied cartooning at Dayton Art Institute, where he met Eileen Schauder, whom he married on September 11, 1948.

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Winters' career started as a result of a lost wristwatch, about six or seven months after his marriage to Eileen in 1948. The newlyweds couldn't afford to buy another one. Then Eileen read about a talent contest in which the first prize was a wristwatch, and encouraged Jonathan to "go down and win it." She was certain he could, and he did. His performance led to a disc jockey job, where he was supposed to introduce songs and announce the temperature. Gradually his ad libs, personae, and antics took over the show.

After achieving some success in the Ohio radio market, Winters set out for success on a larger stage in New York City. He promised his wife he'd return to Dayton if did not make in a year. He had $56.46 in his pocket when he left. With a career spanning more than six decades, Winters also appeared in hundreds of television shows and films, including eccentric characters on The Steve Allen ShowThe Garry Moore ShowThe Wacky World of Jonathan WintersMork & MindyHee Haw, and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Eileen and Jonathan were married for more than 60 years. She died in 2009 of breast cancer and Jonathan passed away four years later of natural causes in Montecito, California.


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Throwback Thursday :: Gone...Not Forgotten (#3)

My father always read obituaries to me out loud, not because he was maudlin or morbid, but because they were mini biographies.
— Actor Bill Paxton

I read a quote a while back that said a person dies two deaths in their life. Once, when they die and again when the last person who remembers them dies. That's always stuck with me. With that in mind, Throwback Thursday will pay homage to those we've lost but not yet forgotten with the hopes of placing a memory in someone anew so they can live on a bit longer. Here's this weeks 5 who are gone...not forgotten.


1. Princess Diana (1961-1997)

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
— Princess Diana

Diana, Princess of Wales was one of the world's most beloved people. She was a member of the British royal family as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne. She was the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. She was The People's Princess. As Prince Harry prepares to get married on May 19th, it's sad to think his mother will not be there on his wedding day. While the royal family will make Diana part of the wedding, it's still sad twenty plus years on to think of her and a legacy lost.

Her legacy for humanitarian work still continues to fascinate and inspire millions. Throughout her life, Diana was something of a rebel. She was one of the first very high profile people to be pictured touching those afflicted with AIDS this had a significant impact in changing people’s opinions and attitudes to the disease it was certainly a charity not following the protocol and tradition of the Royal family. Princess Diana said, “HIV does not make people dangerous to know. You can shake their hands and give them hug heaven knows they need it.”

She was very at ease in meeting people from any background and even if they were ill or in hospices. Patients warmed to her life energy and heartfelt sympathy. Part of her appeal was her sympathy and natural compassion. As well as working on charities such as AIDS she lent her name to the campaign to bad landmines. Her personal support is said to have been a significant factor in encouraging Britain and then other countries to support the Ottawa Treaty which sought to introduce a ban on the use of anti-personnel landmines.

Diana was a tragic but fascinating woman. She felt pressure being a royal, but people were drawn to her because even though she was royalty, she did show vulnerability and still seemed very human. In his book, Diana: Her True Story--in Her Own Words, author Andrew Morton describes Diana as idealistic, naive, rebellious, and temperamental. "She was determined, hard-working, and a loving individual. She was a woman who battled with mental illness, the pressure of the press and the royal family, and with her unhappiness. Diana had very low-self-esteem. Throughout her life, her truest enemy was herself and she always strove to find confidence."


2. Patsy Cline (1932-1963)

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Virginia Patterson Hensley, better known as Patsy Cline, was an American country music singer and part of the Nashville sound during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her biggest songs included crossover hits, "Crazy", "I Fall To Pieces" and "Walking After Midnight." I believe she was one of the great all-time vocalists country or otherwise. She sang from her whole body. Sadly, she died in a plane crash in Camden Tennessee in 1963. In 1985, Jessica Lange starred in a movie biopic of Cline's life titled Sweet Dreams. I often wonder how many more songs Cline would have graced us with if she hadn't died so young.


3. Go Ask Alice (1971)

...a book that all teenagers and parents of teenagers should really read.
— The Boston Globe
Go Ask Alice
By Anonymous

Go Ask Alice is a 1971 fiction book about a teenage girl who develops a drug habit at age 15 and runs away from home on a journey of self-destructive escapism. I read a lot of Stephen King and Ray Bradbury when I was probably too young to read such things. I read The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer when I was in middle school. But Go Ask Alice was the first book to ever haunt me both during and after.

I watched a news report the other day about the opioid epidemic in my community and the first thing that popped into my head was Alice and her story of addiction. It was one of the first books I read that did not have a happy ending or even a thread of redemption in the end. The entire read is a raw spiral as you're along for the ride on Alice's drug addled rollercoaster ride. You know it's going to wind up off the rails. You know there will be no survivors. But it doesn't stop you from rooting like hell for her. Hoping against hope. Beating the inevitable.

I wonder if I re-read it today whether or not the book would hold up or would it seem preachy or less shocking to me today. With overdoses a daily occurrence, I think it should be something all teens and parents of teens should be adding to their reading lists.


4. Bill Paxton (1955-2017)

The world is a lesser place for his passing.
— Director James Cameron

William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator, Weird Science, Aliens, Predator 2, Frailty, Tombstone, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic, U-571, Vertical Limit, Edge of Tomorrow, Nightcrawler and many, many more. For years, he was the guy whose name you didn't know, but you knew you liked him.

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"First, I wanna butter your muffin." that line from Weird Science, while maybe not the most politically correct quote in the world, has been a part of my go-to lexicon nearly all my life (as a joke of course). What woman could resist that one? Or how about, "Game over, man! Game over!" or "We're on an express elevator to hell! Goin' down." Those two lines from Aliens have been with me since 1986. Paxton's charisma and energy brought life to bit parts in movies like True Lies, Titanic, Apollo 13, Nightcrawler, Tombstone, Next of Kin and Terminator. He simply made forgettable roles memorable and made it look easy. So easy, I took it for granted and then he died and I realized I should have appreciated him a lot more while he was alive. He died at age 61 in 2017 from complications during heart surgery.


5. Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld, so I can sigh eternally.
— Kurt Cobain

Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. He's a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame. He also won many awards for his literature and poetry.

For me, it was his lyrics combined with a voice unlike any other. The blending of the two was like a perfect cocktail to make you musically drunk. His words and his voice could tell a story in a dream and make you wonder why you were feeling the way you were feeling. Often, it wouldn't make sense but you could sense something stirring inside as you listened to his songs. It'd be a real shame for future generations not to get lost in the works of Leonard Cohen.


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Throwback Thursday :: Gone But Not Forgotten (#2)

Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.
— Ogden Nash

I read a quote a while back that said a person dies two deaths in their life. Once, when they die and again when the last person who remembers them dies. That's always stuck with me. With that in mind, Throwback Thursday will pay homage to those we've lost but not yet forgotten with the hopes of placing a memory in someone anew so they can live on a bit longer. Here's this weeks 5 who are gone, but not forgotten.

1. Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad.
— Amy Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. I didn't listen to Amy Winehouse very much until after she died. If I had, her passing would have affected me much more deeply at the time. Her voice is utterly amazing  conveying both rock hard strength and human vulnerability at once.


2. Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

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Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry. He was one of the first poets I read that wasn't stodgy nor fanciful with his prose; just came across as playing with words like he was messing around like a child with clay.

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3. Utah Phillips (1935-2008)

Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips was an American labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, poet and the "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest". He described the struggles of labor unions and the power of direct action, self-identifying as an anarchist. I was first introduced to Utah's work by folksinger Ani DiFranco when she collaborated with Utah on 1996's The Past Didn't Go Anywhere in which she incorporated many of Utah's stories and songs into her own instrumentals. Phillip's seemed to be a man born out of time; a storyteller from yesteryear with a stellar sense of timing and spinning a tale.

Recommended listening:

Good Though! by Utah Phillips (1973)

The Past Didn't Go Anywhere by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips (1996)

Fellow Workers by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips (1999)

The Moscow Hold by Utah Phillips (1999)



4. Helen Thomas (1920-2013)

I respect the office of the presidency, but I never worship at the shrines of our public servants. They owe us the truth.
— Helen Thomas
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Helen Amelia Thomas was an American reporter and author best known for her longtime membership in the White House press corps. Thomas covered every President of the United States from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama. Unintimidated by presidents or press secretaries, Ms. Thomas was known as the dean of the White House press corps for almost 60 years. Thomas was a short, dark-eyed woman with a gravelly voice who, for many years, rose from her front-row seat at presidential news conferences to ask the first or second question. For nearly 30 years, she closed the sessions with a no-nonsense “Thank you, Mr. President.”


5. Otis Redding (1941-1967)

Otis Ray Redding Jr. was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a seminal artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. The first time I heard him sing "These Arms of Mine" my hair stood on end and his voice seemed to make any song he sang come alive like never before.


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Throwback Thursday :: Gone But Not Forgotten (#1)

And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.
— William Cullen Bryant

I read a quote a while back that said a person dies two deaths in their life. Once, when they die and again when the last person who remembers them dies. That's always stuck with me. With that in mind, Throwback Thursday will pay homage to those we've lost but not yet forgotten with the hopes of placing a memory in someone anew so they can live on a bit longer. Here's this weeks 5 who are gone, but not forgotten.


1. Walter Cronkite (1916-2009)

Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll.

He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon.

His memoir A Reporter's Life is poignant, entertaining and humorous storytelling at its best. Highly recommended.

A Reporter's Life
By Walter Cronkite

2. Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004)

He was just simply the greatest stand-up comedian there ever was.
— Jay Leno

3. Eva Cassidy (1963-1996)

I cannot listen to her music much. But I do in the autumn. I have to listen to her when I see the falling leaves. But I have to be on my own, and very, very quiet.
— Barbara Cassidy (Eva's Mother)
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Eva Marie Cassidy was an American singer and guitarist.  In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side. Although she had been honored by the Washington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C. She died of cancer at 33, without a record contract, never having got further in life than temporary jobs and rented flats a bus ride from the house where she grew up.

Two years after her death, her versions of "Fields of Gold" and "Over the Rainbow" were played  on BBC Radio. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of "Over the Rainbow", taken at Blues Alley in Washington was also shown on BBC. Shortly afterwards, the compilation album Songbird climbed to the top of the UK Albums Charts, almost three years after its initial release. The chart success in the United Kingdom and Ireland led to increased recognition worldwide. Her posthumously released recordings, including three UK number-one records, have sold more than ten million copies. Her music has also charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.


4. Sue Grafton (1940-2017)

With every page I wished: Kinsey Millhone, be my friend. Beyond that [she] showed me how a female series heroine could work ... I thought: Yes. Give me more. And let me learn to write fiction that aspires to be as good.
— Author Meg Gardiner

Sue Grafton was a trailblazing writer of American detective stories. Her 25 novels featuring the private eye Kinsey Millhone, which began with A is for Alibi in 1982 and extended through the alphabet to Y is for Yesterday (2016), established the hard-boiled female detective as a viable alternative to the males who had dominated the genre.

Novelist Jeff Abbott said what I loved most about Grafton's leading lady, “Kinsey was a different kind of character,” he said. “She was modern. She had problems like mine, like living between pay cheques and sometimes spending too much time alone; a rich inner life. A lot of the story was about her life, in addition to the case she was trying to solve.”

This interview is a bit long but I feel it gives real insight into who Sue Grafton was as a person and as an author:


5. River Phoenix (1970-1993)

He was, without question, the best of that group of actors that came up at that time. Movie stardom is not just acting talent. It’s not just your ability to move an audience. It’s a combination of a lot of things. And he had it. He died so young that it was a real theft. A real robbery.
— Richard Dreyfuss

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Instrumental Sadness, Stories and Songs On A Grey Rainy Spring Day

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
— Washington Irving

Last Minute Wedding

Source Wendy Teal Photography

Source Wendy Teal Photography

When Chelsea and Jordan Harper found out Chelsea’s mother only had a week left to live, the couple moved their wedding date up - planning everything in just two days so the bride’s mum could be there for the ceremony.

Despite the time constraint, the couple successfully pulled it off and married on March 13 - thanks in part to donations from people who wanted to help.

One of these donations happened to be wedding photographer Wendy Teal, who saw the couple’s plea for help on Facebook and decided to offer her services for free.

But what the couple didn’t know was that Teal would be shooting their wedding photos in the same hospital where Teal’s own parents had both died four years earlier from stage four cancer.

  • Read the entire touching story here.
  • Read Photographer Wendy Teal's blog post chronicling the even here.
  • Wendy Teal Photography Official Site

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'You close your eyes and you still see the accident'

It’s very quiet. We’re still a community in shock

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Myles Shumlanski was at home on his Tisdale acreage just before 5 p.m. Friday, winding down after the work week, when he looked out his window and saw the bus carrying his son Nick and the rest of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey squad roll by. “There goes the boys,” Shumlanski remembers saying to his wife Vivian, who was getting ready for a family outing to the arena to watch the Broncos’ playoff match in Nipawin, Sask., about 20 kilometres to the north.

Minutes later, Shumlanski’s phone rang. Nick, 20, was on the line, and he was hysterical. “The bus was in an accident,” he screamed into the phone...Read The Full Story


Esmerine "The Neighbourhoods Rise"


'Color has the power to bring life back to the most important moments'

A 14-year-old Polish girl named Czesława Kwoka was murdered in Auschwitz in 1943. Brazilian artist and colorization expert Marina Amaral (@marinamaral2) has created a colored version of Czesława's registration photo.

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From Marina Amaral's website:

'One day I decided to combine my fascination with history and skill using Photoshop.  I started to restore and put color into photos that were originally black and white, allowing people to see history from a new and colorful perspective. Each photo is made to be realistic by recognizing the value behind each one of them, respecting and preserving their stories, paying attention to the finer details and maintaining their original essence. Every completed work has gone through long and in depth research, and is supported by the opinions of experts in each particular area if necessary, to faithfully reproduce the original colors and atmosphere. My work ranges from simple portraits to complex and detailed images, taken from various historical periods covering a wide range of topics.'


Jherek Bischoff "Gobo"


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New Songs You Should Hear :: 2018



Kids Say The Darndest Things

Children have no use for psychology. They detest sociology. They will believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff. When a book is boring, they yawn openly. They don’t expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish allusions.
— Isaac Bashevis Singer

The world would be a better place if we'd all learn to be as honest as children. If only we'd never grow out of speaking the brutal truth consequences be damned. If only we'd dare speak our mind's without the fear of repercussions, but with an intent of better understanding. If we could speak and listen like a child without agenda, party, class, race or social labels getting in the way, well, we'd either really empathize and truly understand one another much more clearly or settle our differences with a tickle party or a slap fight.

Because nothing beats the honesty of children.


My Boy And His Ball

A few years ago, my son's ball got a small hole in it. I popped it. I had no idea how much it meant to him:


When I grow up, I want big boobs like you, but without being fat like you.
— Little girl to her mom

4-Year Old Justin, Future Artist and Subject of Dad's Next Therapy Session

4-Year Old Justin, Future Artist and Subject of Dad's Next Therapy Session


Happy Middle Child Day

Yesterday was "Middle Child Day". Appropriately enough, no one even noticed.

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"Mom, what's a metaphor?"

~ "My life's a train wreck."

"I know, but what's a metaphor?"


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Do Not Ask A 1st Grader To Write A Letter To A Nursing Home

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One Liners Say It all

  • "Look, it's a picture of mama before she got saggy."
  • "Mom and Dad, you are lucky you are alive. Happy Valentine's Day!"
  • "Why do you have little volcanos on your face?"
  • "The only thing that matters to me is being my dad. And you're awesome at it. When mommy leaves you and I get a new dad, I will always tell my new dad that my old dad was my favorite dad."
  • Mom shaved her head and asked her 4-year-old if she thought she was beautiful to which her daughter replied, "I think hats are pretty."

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My Father Is A Liar



The Best Thing I Saw Yesterday :: Tully

We might look like we’re all better, but if you look close, we’re all covered in concealer.
— Charlize Theron, 'Tully'

...The Best Thing I Saw Yesterday: 

Focus Features just released the first full trailer for Tully, an upcoming 2018 comedy-drama film starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston, and written/directed by Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman. You know, the team that also brought you Juno and the very underrated Young Adult. Tully arrives in theaters on April 20th. 


"Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully."