A friend shared a video on Facebook from Pixar. It touched me, perhaps it moves you too. Tolerance is something we take for granted. I’ve often felt that we don’t see and meet the real members of the LGBT community – only celebrities and stereotypes. It’s also good to see something positive come from something […]
I have launched a new site called The Middle Nation. The site was born out of a need of mine, certainly, and perhaps some other folks as well for the middle point of view of this country to have a voice. Politically I have always considered myself a moderate – someone who wants to understand […]
September 2, 2010, at 1:29 am — Blogs
Clack, clack, clack!
I take off my headphones and look up from my computer and over my shoulder towards the cubicle wall behind me. Listening for the sound…
Clck, clck, clck.clck,clck!!
I stand up. And look up and around the maze of cubicles trying to locate the sound. I turn just in time to see arching up and over the cubicles nerf arrows flying, piercing the silence as their plastic machine gun hosts clack and click away.
It must be 6 o’clock. Time to go home for the day.
There’s a certain amount of disillusionment that comes with many aspects of high school as a microcosm for the real world, but among them, student government still stands out as one of the most memorable.
August 19, 2010, at 12:56 am — Blogs
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Politics, schmolitics- why can’t people just say everything clearly so government isn’t so hard to understand! And bring me a Mai Tai while you’re at it!
There is no distinct path in any career we undertake, and part of being a good mentor is recognizing that and not trying to mold someone else’s future.
I don’t know Aarti Sequoia, the latest winner of The Next Food Network Star, I almost know her. Her husband, Brendan McNamara, is in our web series “and Boris”; we have two scenes together where we both revel in the extreme evilness of our characters. I am friends with people who know her, but I have never actually met Aarti. Yet watching her journey, as she struggled with her own insecurities in pursuit of a lifelong dream, as someone I almost know was instrumental in helping me find the spine and determination to continue to pursue my own dreams.
She won! Aarti Sequeria won the Next Food Network Star and will have her own show! She frickin’ won! What a relief. And how wonderful, how brilliantly wonderful! For the last several weeks my wife and I have been on the edge of our seats every Sunday night as we waited with baited breathe to […]
August 15, 2010, at 8:53 pm — Blogs
— Joanna Lord
I had this harsh dose of reality handed to me when I received a gem, a diamond of advice in the rough, from an individual who I later learned was a drug-dealing pimp.