Here’s a list of completely unrelated items.

1. Stephen Colbert is Captain of Team Awesome!! His response to the Boston tragedy really was spot on.

2. ‘Breaking Bad’ is not coming back until August 11! ACK! Here’s a chat with some of the cast members to whet our appetites.

3. Oopsies! New Hampshire state Rep. Peter Hansen decided the word women was too boring and overused and decided to spice things up by using the word vaginas in its place (or rather, vagina’s) in an email response to his colleagues during a debate about repealing a law allowing people to use deadly force in self-defense.

What could possibly be missing from those factual tales of successful retreat in VT, Germany, and the bowels of Amsterdam? Why children and vagina’s of course. While the tales relate the actions of a solitary male the outcome cannot relate to similar situations where children and women and mothers are the potential victims.

Sorry, Peter, but the words women and vaginas aren’t interchangeable, my friend. Nope, not even if you dress it up with one of those fancy apostrophes. Sorry, buddy. And let’s 86 the apostrophe, mmmmmkay? Don’t you know that Good Grammar Costs Nothing?


Today forward, I will strive to be the best version of myself.

After yesterday’s tragic event, all I want to do is gather my people close and hug and kiss them: to be more present and engaged when I’m with them and to consistently do better by them.

And because I want to be a happier and more positive person every day, I must block out the toxic messages of the entitled who, though they seem to be ubiquitous, really are not, and embrace with everything that I am messages such as this. That post is hopeful and inspiring, and I want to be the type of person who could write such a post.

To my family, I love you all!