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1. Don’t die. Still here. 2. Lose ten pounds. I’ve lost 4 pounds in January, and happily, it’s been through no great effort on my part. Just eating a little less and exercising a little more. 3. Do at least 100 push-ups and 100 sit-ups five days a day.  Also complete at least two two-minute…

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I swear he’s not this little. Some strange camera angle must be at play here. He can’t be this little.

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A friend and film writer who gave us some of the best notes that we received following the performance of The Clowns told me he was initially unsure if he should pass on the notes to me. “I wasn’t sure how you’d react to them.” Then he had thought about it for a minute and…

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I loved my daughter’s recent birthday party. Held at My Gym, which Clara believes is not the name of the place but a reference to the gym being her own (and I dare you to try to convince her otherwise), I couldn’t have been more pleased with the organized games that they offered. Normally Clara…

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My birthday is coming up in two weeks. My wife often asks me for possible gift ideas, as I can be a difficult person when it comes to presents. I am much more interested in eliminating things from my life than adding to it. The accumulation of stuff does not interest me. In fact, if…

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It was a tough day for me. I had originally planned on attending The Moth in New York City tonight. Two friends were going to join me for the trip from Connecticut, and I scheduled to meet two more friends in the city. But bad weather, a less-than-daring friend, an unexpected wake and car trouble…

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I realize that it was based upon the Ian Fleming novel, but how does the movie Octopussy get made with its original title?

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Elysha made this South Park figure of me about eight years ago. It’s a good example of how much can change in just eight short years. At the time, the iPhone and wireless Bluetooth headsets did not exist, so I am holding an iPod and wearing wired headphones. Just think: In 2004, most of us…

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I write to my children everyday and post my words on a blog for them to read someday. In light of my daughter;s fourth birthday, I went back and re-read the post written on her first day of life. I thought I’d share.   ___________________________________ Our day began yesterday, at 11:53 PM, little one, when you…

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You may have heard that Amazon has a new policy when it comes to online book reviews. From a piece in The New York Times: Giving raves to family members is no longer acceptable. Neither is writers’ reviewing other writers. But showering five stars on a book you admittedly have not read is fine. After…

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