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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Archive for November 2008

Turkeys and Snow Forts

What’s your most memorable Thanksgiving? While all of ours have included massive quantities of family and food, and the mostly good things that come along with both, the one that stands out came when I was only a few years older than our five-year-old son. In my hometown in Arkansas, we saw snow several times… (read more)

Your Funny Cousin and Eddie Murphy

In the movie Punchline, Tom Hanks’ character passes down several nuggets of wisdom to the struggling mom-turned-comedian played by Sally Field. She relates the story of a mother who was excited about the new babysitter she had hired — little Davie Berkowitz. She doesn’t get a laugh. Upon Hanks’ character’s advice, she changes the name… (read more)


She was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, more commonly known as DWI. Not seeking probation, she was in it all-or-nothing, her fate up to six of her peers, hand-picked by her attorney and the prosecutor. It was another first for me. There I sat, looking her in the eye, trying to figure out whether I… (read more)