Call me crazy, but the 15 years of improvisation comedy experience I have prepared me the most for raising kids. No, not because kids are funny. No, not because it’s a team effort. No, not because things change and you need to adapt. It’s because the single core rule in improvisational comedy is to be supportive. […]
I warn you, this post starts off talking about my kids, moves onto some politics, and back to my kids. I have warned you.
When did people stop holding doors open for others? When something unpleasant to downright terrible happens, why is it so often most people turn and look the other way? Notice, I’m not specifying […]
First off, no one is perfect. Far from it. I mention this because if you are one of those people who have a sibling, odds are, to go along with the good times and fond memories there will always be those, “this one time my sibling did this to me…” Sometimes this is caused purely by […]
I think one of the most fantastic things about children is that they pick up on everything. Everything. All of your mannerisms, your nuances, everything. Sometimes it’s cute- like when they repeat a unique phrase or do the same bodily gesture and look at you and smile. Other times, not so much- a word or phrase […]
We’ve all heard the song “Happy” Pharrell sang. It’s been out for a while and it’s pretty catchy. However, most people who have heard the song may not place where it’s from.
“Happy” by Pharrell was used in Despicable Me 2, after Gru had his date with Lucy. He was, well, happy. A few minutes later into […]
Be generous. 2 simple words. Extremely impactful. On the topic of generosity, I’d like to tell you a story. It’s a story of when I went shopping with my son. Not the most conventional story about giving to someone or doing something for somebody, but it’s what I think of when I now hear generosity. But, […]
There are so many quotes or phrases out there about transparency:
“I’ve come to learn there is a virtuous cycle to transparency and a very vicious cycle of obfuscation” – Jeff Weiner
“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity” – Dalai Lama
“Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a building; […]