Archive for October 2013

It Takes A Village To Keep This Band Geek Going

It Takes A Village To Keep This Band Geek Going
In a society that rewards the narcissist first (I’m looking at you, Tucker Max), it’s rare for anyone to put much thought into what gets them through the day, let alone their life. And you know you haven’t been keeping up with your gratitude journal when it takes you longer than 30 seconds to answer... Read more »

Book Review: The MTV VJs Dish on the Early Days of MTV

Book Review: The MTV VJs Dish on the Early Days of MTV
I’m wearing it like a badge of honor—the 80s was my defining decade. I grew up in the 80s, and MTV was at the center of it all. From its inception in 1981 when I was in middle school, straight through my high school graduation in 1987, the original MTV VJs were a fixture in... Read more »

Book Review: Help for the Haunted Not Just a Ghost Story

Book Review: Help for the Haunted Not Just a Ghost Story
If there’s ever a time to pick up a book called “Help for the Haunted,” this is it, right? I think about those words a lot, and I think about their spirits too. If you believe in those sorts of things. I do and I don’t believe. But mostly—mostly, mostly—I do. A shame, really, considering... Read more »
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Sister Mother Husband Dog: For Delia Ephron, It's All Personal

Sister Mother Husband Dog: For Delia Ephron, It's All Personal
Ever find yourself trying to make sense of your life? When author Delia Ephron found herself facing the loss of her sister, author and screenwriter Nora Ephron, it was the catalyst for re-evaluating just about everything. The result? “Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc,” a collection of essays about life, both past and present. “It’s very... Read more »

5 Things I Know After 45 Years

5 Things I Know After 45 Years
As I embark on another year walking this planet, I write to remind myself of what I know. And it seems the best lessons are those we learn over and again—and rarely anything taught in front of a blackboard. Here are the 5 things I know that work for me: There’s grace in every moment.... Read more »