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People are willing to give you what you ask.

But you have to ask.

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I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap. ~Fred Allen

And thank you for a house full of people I love. Amen.

Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted. ~Paul Pearshall

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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Espresso yo’self


If it weren’t for the coffee, I ‘d have no identifiable personality whatsoever. ~ David Letterman

a morning without coffee is like sleep

Photo via my iPhone

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I am ready to claim Muenster as my Favorite Cheese of All.  This decision has not been made lightly but rather with great contemplation in light of many factors.  Ultimately, the ability of Muenster to gooify itself to precision when placed between two slices of bread in a frying pan secured the number one spot.

Mmmm.

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Admittedly, this post is much heavier than my normal fare but I’ve seen a few people participate in posts similar and the process has been surprisingly cathartic.  Please don’t take it too seriously because it’s not so much spurred by anything in particular as it is an excuse to reflect on years past, present, and future.  Maybe each “letter” is meant for a specific individual or maybe there are bits of pieces of multiple people in each one.  But I’m not sure if the recipient is the point.

  • I know you believe I performed a tragic act of discourtesy when I left Los Angeles.  You are certain I made a poor career decision and the truth is, I don’t disagree.  I’d be lying if I said that “failing to recall” my flight and remaining in the California sun was something I hadn’t tentatively considered.  It would be deceptive of me to say that I don’t still sometimes dream of packing my bags, jumping into a cab and heading to the airport in the middle of the night, completely and totally free.  But I never would.  I never could.  The truth is, I have love for others that is greater than myself.  Their happiness makes me happy.  That’s something you were never able to comprehend and part of me envies you.  Part of me pities you.
  • I’ve been in love with you from the moment I met you.  It was a long time ago, but I think in another life you could have been a perfect fit. I’ve never told you that, and I never will, because it would have been the wrong thing to do.  I almost confessed to you one late night when one too many glasses of wine made everything seem like a good idea.  But it would have complicated more than it would have helped and perhaps some things are just better left unsaid.  I suppose in some ways I regret my silence, but in many ways I don’t think you would have been too astounded.  I just wish you realized that you deserve to be fully loved.  You’re quite possibly the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, and I don’t just mean physically.  You’re beyond brilliant despite being dangerously and tragically flawed.  Perhaps someday I could tell you the truth, not because I want anything to change, but because maybe, just maybe, you would see that all those hard hits you have taken over the years have made you 100 percent delightful. (more…)

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A good cause


A friend of mine sent this to me today and I am reposting it here because I think it’s something easy, fast, free and painless that we can all do to maybe help someone a little less fortunate than ourselves.

Be The Match (formerly National Marrow Donor Program), helps facilitate the coordination of searching cancer, or pre-cancer, patients with bone marrow donors.  Their registry is a place where suffering patients can go and try to find a matching marrow donor who would give them a bone marrow transplant.  For many people searching for marrow, their only chance for survival is finding a perfect match on the registry.  Ordinarily it costs about $50 to join the registry to become a potential donor, but during the Marrowthon, June 8-22, joining is free.  And it is really, really easy.

Joining the registry doesn’t mean you have to give blood or anything with needles.  All you do is swab the inside of your cheek with a long Q-tip.  I’ve done it, and it’s completely painless.  You can even join from home and do the whole thing yourself.  By joining the registry you basically say that you are willing to donate marrow to a recipient if you are ever matched up, which in itself is an extremely rare occurrence.  The vast majority of people who are on the registry never get called.  Even if you do get matched up, all you do is donate some blood and help save a life.  No needles in the hip (it’s not 1950 anymore).
To sign up, log on at www.marrow.org/marrowthon, answer a questionnaire, and Be The Match will send over a swab kit in about 3-5 days.  All you do is swab your inner cheek, place the swab in a sealed bag and mail it back.

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After a lot of years of devastating setbacks in the fight for marriage equality, it seems like we’re finally moving in thei_love_love.small right direction. With marriage legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont and Maine, and the fights going strong in New Hampshire, New York and California, this movement is gaining more momentum every day, and I’m excited to be a part of it.

To that end, I wanted to let you know that CREDO Action is giving away some awesome stickers about supporting gay marriage – I think you’d really like them. I just got mine – if you have a minute, click this link to check out the stickers and get one of your own (for free!).

https://act.credoaction.com/stickers/?r_by=-2065207-Kd6pKsx&rc=fb7

Thanks!

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