giving thanks.

I am a really thankful person. There are so many people, things, and events that have shaped who I am, and I’ve had more lucky breaks than I probably deserve. Don’t think I don’t know it. If I tried to make a complete, cohesive list, it would take forever and never be finished. So I’ll…

open letters, part ii.

Dear General Mills:You have almost gotten it right. I have long been a fan of the cheddar-flavored Chex Mix. The problem was that I tended to favor the cheese-dusted corn Chex. I’d eat the rest of the mix, but reluctantly so. Then you introduced “Simply Chex,” which was just a bag of cheese-dusted Chex. Wow!…

weird.

Last night, I had a dream that I was at the Academy Awards. I was Katie Holmes’ personal assistant, and I was there to accept an award on her behalf. Peter Boyle was the presenter of the award, some lifetime achievement thing. I was wearing a champagne-colored dress. Manny was sitting next to me. I…