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I wore a suit last week for a formal affair. No tie, of course. I don’t strap decorative nooses around my neck anymore, but dress pants, matching jacket, and button-down shirt, and shoes.   I hated it. I despise wearing a suit. Part of my hatred for suits is simply based upon my hatred for being…

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Cats are smart. So damn smart.  This is Tobi, one of our two new cats, cuddling with my kids and with his brother, Pluto.  In my son’s case, he was sick at the time. Lying on the couch with fever, Tobi would curl into Charlie’s body and purr as if he knew Charlie needed a…

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I was explaining to someone how my constant push to accomplish more, do more, succeed more is the result of my belief that I am always and forever standing on the edge of a cliff, and at any moment, I could topple over into the same oblivion that caused me to be homeless and jailed…

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My wife: I love what you’re making over there.  Clara: It’s a refugee camp. That’s a place for people who lose their homes in a war.  She learned about refugee camps by reading a book. She’s always had an enormous heart. 

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