Tears of a Clown: My Thoughts on Robin Williams

My first exposure to Robin Williams was his big break – Mork & Mindy. I remember laughing because of the physical humor. I remember laughing because he made funny voices. I remember wanting rainbow suspenders. I remember identifying with Mork who always seemed out of place, and slightly out of touch, because he was an … Read moreTears of a Clown: My Thoughts on Robin Williams

Never Leave Neverland

Tuesday was one of those days. My smile was a facade, it was there, but wasn’t as wide, or bright, or authentic, as it usually is. At one point my daughter even asked me why I wasn’t goofing around as much as I usually do. I was grumpy. I had a bad case of the … Read moreNever Leave Neverland

7 Lessons for Life – From an Old Friend

Good books are more than stories. The lessons are like sage advice, and the characters become lifelong friends. I have taught The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (by Mark Twain) for many years now. Unfortunately, for me, we have a new book adoption next year and Mr. Twain’s humorous tale of a young boy’s adventure has … Read more7 Lessons for Life – From an Old Friend

I am Spider-Man.

I love the last line of the first Iron Man movie- “I am Iron Man.” It has to be fun and empowering to make a statement like that- it’s like saying, “Dude, I’m a superhero.” How cool would it be to be a superhero? Which one would you pick? I have been a HUGE Spider-Man … Read moreI am Spider-Man.

All in the casting.

My daughter is no idiot. This bodes well for me when she starts dating. This doesn’t bode well for me in the meantime because she asks a lot of good questions. Hard questions. However, sometimes she removes me entirely from the equation and makes statements, sometimes astute observations, about the world that she has determined … Read moreAll in the casting.