On the Third Anniversary of My Father’s Passing

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014
On the Third Anniversary of My Father’s Passing

Many of you still ask about my dad, so here’s his obituary, penned by my marvelous sister, Lauren. Actually this image represents the outside pages of the funeral program that we put together. Lauren and I did things as a team then and we still do. Dad would love that. Losing him provides us with […]

I’m Assuming That, Yes, They Are Hard To Put In

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014
I’m Assuming That, Yes, They Are Hard To Put In

Upon finishing story time the other night, I couldn’t help noticing this advertisement. I’m assuming that, yes, they are hard to put in. After taking it in, ladies, I want to offer you a long-overdue apology – not only for this particular ad but also for all the other unhelpful nonsense thrown at you during […]

Not Only Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 11, 2014
Not Only Mother’s Day

I want to send my love out to you moms out there, including my irreplaceably dear own. I’d also like to send an abundance of love to those of you who’ve lost a child, and to those of you who’ve hoped to become parents thus far. I find it hard to grasp how lucky we […]

Real Madness: The Racket That Is the NCAA

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014
Real Madness: The Racket That Is the NCAA

What better time to learn more about the racket that is the NCAA than a night off from March Madness. For years we’ve hated the BCS – albeit mainly out of self-interest (to see a tournament of the best teams, etc) – but the BCS is only a minor example of nonsense and corruption overseen […]

On The Passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014
On The Passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Set aside that the United States is the world’s leading jailer, that despite claiming only 5% of the world’s population, our government is responsible for 25% of the world’s prisoners. Set aside that when it comes to caging humans, the “Land of the Free” blows away the rest of the world, including China, Russia, North […]

The Gall of Richard Sherman

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014
The Gall of Richard Sherman

I must say I found Richard Sherman’s post-game interview refreshing, even grounding. She mad. Anyone who’s been around let alone competed in high level sports has either condoned or embraced the intensity that athletes carry, be it in their locker rooms, on the field, between games, etc. Aside from carefully edited video and audio, we […]

Great Performances: King Lear

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013
Great Performances: King Lear

Everyone loves free movies, so here’s the 2009 Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear, arguably mankind’s greatest piece of literature. Absolutely extraordinary is Ian McKellen, a.k.a. Gandalf, a.k.a. Magneto, who plays Lear, a role considered by actors one of the most difficult to perform. (If I thought that awards truly mattered as advertised then […]

After the Rains of Castamere

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013
After the Rains of Castamere

I’d like to extend a heartfelt round of applause for all A Song of Ice and Fire nerds, who so dutifully enabled last night’s Game of Thrones episode to be the surprise it deserved. You have collectively set the standard for the book-to-screen decorum and, gratefully, I commend your (continued) tight lips. Also, a brief […]

Of Course I Support Gay Marriage

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013
Of Course I Support Gay Marriage

Of course I support gay marriage. Not gay, never will be. However I don’t see why I should find happiness in seeing a peaceful freedom deprived from others. Same applies to matters of speech, press, religion, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, big gulps, hair cutting, nipple piercing, stem celling, spray tanning, prophet drawing, arms bearing, jort wearing, […]

Abundance: A Follow Up

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012
Abundance: A Follow Up

As a follow-up to my post on Friday, I’d like to offer my highest recommendation for one of the year’s best books, titled Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think. In this video, I’ve included a pair of excepts from the audiobook that relate directly to Friday’s tragedy, exploring how our brains work, and […]