I think I’m off news again for a while. Shaken babies, absent-minded parents leaving children in cars to die, people imprisoned by their parents in trailers and basements, people eating people on busses, legislators working 30 days for $200K in retirement funds, disastrous presidential choices, Lohan Lohan Lohan.
Truly terrific, absolutely true fun ((I stole this link from Ross Mathews’ blog, but it’s too fantastic to ever forget):
Musical memory fun: Romeo's Tune
Addictive fun: Sequence
Heartwarming fun: StoryCorps
And just for my own fun, if I were interviewed:
What was the happiest moment of your life?
I’ve had a lot of little happy moments, but picking something that stands out as the happiest? I don’t know. I’ve had proudest and most grateful, but happiest? As in joyful? Maybe eating lobster and blueberry pie with Austin at the Fisherman’s Catch? Maybe listening in Poindexter Hall? Maybe talking to UF on the phone? Maybe my 30th birthday?
What are you most proud of?
The thoughtful and responsible man my son is turning out to be.
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
Gut instinct is God. What I focus on expands. Positive thinking is faith. Mind off self is happiness. Listening is the best gift. I need people. I can’t change people. Acceptance. Forgiveness. Compassion. That it’s all just various forms of Love.
What is your earliest memory?
Painting our toenails on the tiny porch of our house on Sterling Drive, hearing the ice cream truck at the same time and my mother rushing around to find change for us.
How would you like to be remembered?
A good friend, intelligent, funny, hopeful, tried to do the right thing, independent.