…say thank you

It’s Common Courtesy Day, so let me first start by saying, thank you for being here today.   It may seem like a small thing to say thank you, but it’s amazing how big of a difference those small things — please, thank you, keeping to the right when you stand on an escalator, not…

…have a good laugh

It’s time we had a serious talk about a serious subject, crusaders — laughing. I know it may seem frivolous given the serious things happening around the world, but I would warrant that’s why we could all use a bit of laughter now more than ever. As the saying goes, laughter makes the best medicine….

…throw it back

This holiday week with calendars thrown to the wind, it’s been difficult for some people (myself included) to keep track of what day of the week it is. So, today let me first say, that it’s Thursday. Okay, now that that is settled, it’s also the final Thursday of 2018, which just begs for a…

…look for the good

On this, the first post-Golden Globe Flick Friday, a time I might traditionally talk about those forgotten by this year’s nominations, I find myself reflecting on a certain kind of optimism. Not the blind, everything will turn our alright kind, but the kind that always looks for the best in people. Let’s call it the Mary…

…Squeeze It All In

There’s a lot going on today. First, it’s the last weekend in August, which is of course the last Sunday of summer (unofficially). It’s also Women’s Equality Day in the US of A, which means we’ve made it another year with the vote, ladies. Plus, it’s National Dog Day. So, you have a perfectly good…

…Love to Laugh

Happy World Laughter Day! This simple pleasure is something that unites us all. We laugh at ourselves. We laugh at each other. We laugh to alleviate boredom and at life’s many absurdities. We laugh to escape, if only for a moment.