What can YOU say in six sentences?
Both my kids got ribbons for riding horses on Friday, the end of a joyful ninety-five degree week on the backs of "Shorty" and "Ginger", days of dirt and manure on boots, sweaty hair and priceless smiles.
My dad's recent letter said he'd love for us to come for a visit, me and the kids, but I haven't seen him since 1998, our dance awkward even then, and I'm trying to both imagine and assess the value of bridging such a compounded gap.
I just received Jonah Lehrer's book in the mail -- Imagine: How Creativity Works -- and was struck by the sentence: "Every creative journey begins with a problem."
I dreamed I fell in love with a young Chevy Chase night before last, maybe because I miss laughing, or maybe because I've always associated professional comics with emotional masking, or maybe because I want to return to the year Caddyshack was released and start over again.
I've decided that the best attitude to have sounds like Bob Hope's deathbed response when his wife asked where he wanted to be buried: "Surprise me."
Augusten Burrough's new book -- This Is How -- advises that we follow "what is true, no matter where it leads you" -- this, after brilliantly pointing out how to overcome anything, then he points out that humans are 98% hydrogen and oxygen and carbon, like table sugar, with a few tiny differences enabling us to "stand upright and send tweets."