Friday, April 28, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
But I’m going to go extra old-school with a hardcover edition of Alec Baldwin’s new book. I’ve been looking forward to him finishing it, and it’s finally out. I think he’s insightful about the business, and apparently he gets pretty honest about his public incidents.
It’ll take a little bit for me to get to it – I’m still reading Martin Short’s book, after taking time off from it to read another book. Plus I’m not a quick reader as it is, and I only do it on the elliptical at the gym. I’ve shared too much.
Either way, I look forward to being your proxy and posting all the best passages here.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The shot (click on it to enlarge) was taken by friend Tj La Manna, a multi-medium artist, and I think it’s amazing. In fact, Tj’s style is completely unique, to the point in which I finally appreciate photography. Apparently it’s a lot more than taking eight selfies and posting the only one you look good in.
Everything Tj does is in camera – nothing in post. Check out his work here.
Monday, April 24, 2017
So make it a ballgame, and I’ll be there. It’s nice to have baseball back, so Ricky and I can get out to my nephew’s little league games every Sunday afternoon.
Much respect to my big brother, the team coach who takes care of everything, including having a big chewy in his equipment bag for Ricky.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
I wasn’t always this self-assured, but then I realized the key to happiness: always have something to look forward to. Try it – make a list of five things you have coming up that excite you. No need to thank me afterward, but you’ll want to do so anyway. Trust me.
My credo was recently enhanced by an interview with Judd Apatow in Esquire about the gym he set up in his office but never uses:
“My workout room is a land of hope because it could be used one day, so just keeping it there means anything’s possible. That’s the key to being a hoarder, like myself. In the back of your mind, you always think that at some point you’re going to read that giant stack of newspapers, but you never do. But you always have hope. All hoarding is hope because you just think, “I can’t die because I have to watch that stack of DVDs. There’s no way for me to die without re-watching every single episode of ‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’.” Makes you feel immortal, having too much stuff.”Slight detour, but enlightening. Having something to look forward to makes you feel immortal. Again, try it. You’ll see.