I was about to meet the Supreme Court Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts, but I hadn’t thought about what to call him, and I was nervous, so I asked him if anyone ever called him Chief of the Supremes.

Fortunately, he is fair, impartial, and kind.

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You Can’t Handle The Truth!

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I recently saw a series of lithographs by French painter, printmaker, and caricaturist, Honore-Victorin Daumier. His prolific work focuses mostly on social commentary and political satire in France during the mid-1800s, but his message is timeless. It made me think. And laugh. And question: Does history repeat itself? Below are two of his Lithographs from […]

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And I Should Celebrate You Because?

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Do birthday cards get meaner as we get older or do we get meaner because we get older? It’s a strange phenomenon. I got a card last week that said: “I’ve decided to do something special for your birthday, but it doesn’t include you.” That’s not funny. It made me want a pity party, not […]

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Who Do You Think You Are?

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Have you ever seen the television movie, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer? I used to watch it every Christmas as a kid and every Christmas I bawled my eyes out. I hate when Rudolph gets ousted from the reindeer games and I hurt for the misfit toys and Hermey the Elf who feels like an outcast. […]

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Is Prison Better Than Marriage?

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One man thinks so. I read an article the other day. A seventy-year old, Kansas City man walked into a bank and handed a note to a Teller that read: ” I have a gun, give me money.” After the Teller proceeded to hand over cash, the man, instead of running, sat down with his […]

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Timing Your Exodus

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Have you ever been star-struck? After living in Los Angeles for many years, I got used to working with celebrities, but before that I was just a young, inexperienced college intern knocking on the dressing room door of an Academy Award winning actor. Known for portraying larger-than-life roles like Moses and Ben Hur, Charlton Heston […]

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When What You Know Doesn’t Matter and Who You Know Does

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One time, When I was in high school and going through the college admission’s process, my English teacher, Ed Breslin, told me that life isn’t always about what you know; often, he said, it’s about who you know. I didn’t even know what he meant, but his insight would turn out to be great foreshadowing. […]

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Hello Loooooozer,

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Have you ever made a new year’s resolution that you truly intended to keep, only to chide yourself in the first week of January for failing to keep it? I did it for years and felt like a big, fat loser. But I went on making resolutions every year, even though my inability to keep […]

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A Priest, A Pastor, A Rabbi and an Imam Went To The Airport

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Did you know that some of the busiest airports in the world have chapels? It’s true. I’ve used them occasionally. To sit in solitude and pray for selfish ends like short security lines, an aisle seat, and a family vacation where no one bickers. Until my friend told me she was leaving ridiculously early for […]

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You Have to Give It Away To Keep It

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What’s the name of that awful Christmas song? It has something to do with Christmas being the most wonderful time of year. I love the idea – and the lyrics, but I think Christmas is the most stressful time of year hands down. We grab fleeting moments of feeling love from a store shelf and […]

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