Ode to Fathers

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On the eve of Father’s Day, I wanted to acknowledge with a few great links. Wow! This takes serious dedication and creativity. Dad Illustrates His Kids Lunch Bags   Then this dad Photoshops His Daughter Into Impossible Scenes Too cute.   I love Esquire Men’s Mag. They asked 4 very different famous fathers What I’ve Learned: Fatherhood. Insights from Mario Batali to Gene Simmons. Enjoy your day!

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Lit Behind Me

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It was an interesting month of reading during the past month of May, to say the least. One thing is for certain, I am author loyal. When I read anything I like, I backtrack on what else has been written by the person, and anticipate what they’ll put out in the future. It keeps my stacks tall and shelves heavy. One woman’s work I’ve had on the periphery of my mind is Mary Roach. She picks a singular topic and rips it to shreds with her very morbid curiosity. No faint of hearts or sensitive stomachs should read her work. The most recent book, Gulp, was spotlighted on NPR, and after hearing the interview with her, I decided to get … Read More

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Animal Spirit

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Why are some people (mainly woman) more prone to dressing up their domestic animals? No doubt, it is the motherly doting nature. These zoo animals are hysterically fashionable. Some people really do get pets instead of children.   Like everything in the universe, there is the other extreme. The most dangerous and the largest cat in the wild is the Amur. If you were born and bred to survive the arctic Siberian weather terrain, you’d be a badass too. As the encyclope­dic reference Mammals of the Soviet Union puts it, ‘The general appearance of the tiger is that of a huge physical force and quiet confidence, combined with a rather heavy grace.’   ‘Picture the grotesquely muscled head of a pit … Read More

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I have always said and believed there is a big difference between loving someone and being ‘in love’ with someone. The ‘in love’ part has been a while ago; I question my own cynicism. I have had the most storybook of relationships and am so appreciative for what I’ve experienced and the great people whom have come in my life. Unfortunately, for both juvenile and primitive reasons, a lot of love is possessive. This Paperman video (preview) has been making its way around the internet for the last couple weeks and it’s just a lovely reminder of how well things can and should feel between two people 😉    



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We are all just the sum of our stories. Some stories last longer. Holding onto our stories, pictures, memories, experiences, this is what describes us, defines us, and memorializes us. Let me preface this by mentioning I have not, will not, nor have any desire to read the raunch which is 50 Shades of Grey. From what i gather the book is written with the 2nd grade literature skill of ‘see spot run’ and entirely researched with the use of Wikipedia and Google. Poor woman, short of authentic exciting sexual experience. :/ That being said, another set of books came out a couple years ago called Diary of a Call Girl, by a legit London lady escort. Showtime attempted to … Read More