Terry Gross ended the September 11th episode of Fresh Air with the most beautiful version of “America the Beautiful” I’ve ever heard.
Magazines, blogs and society suggest that real men should be obsessed with boobs, beer, bourbon, beef, bacon, basketball, big cars, big houses and other big stuff. I’m not on board with that.
There has been a handful of influential people in my life who helped shape my character, inspired me to be a better man and made me laugh in the process. Jimmy Burke was one of them.
Based on what I’ve said, written, tweeted, etc., about cars, I seem to have cultivated the perception that I’m anti-car. I’m not. It would be more accurate to…
Despite constant (and annoying) pressure to upgrade to the luxury/designer level, I’ve managed to avoid it and get along just fine.
Celebrating an old family friend’s 90th birthday, I was reminded of the indestructible value of hard work.