When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it – Charles deLint

I love this time of year – my friend Will talked about the time between Christmas and New Year’s as being shapeless and un-managed energy.  Anything can happen and you won’t be surprised.  The dates are all wonky and your time is kind of unchecked except for the mundane responsibilities.  The huge rush of the holidays gives way to the potential for a new beginning.  I love the ‘in-betweens’.  I always think of this time of year as a cocoon of sorts. That formative, squishy time where you get to shed the parts of you that aren’t working and try …

There’s a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words. – Dorothy Parker

A few years ago, in a quest for John Stamos’ internet lovin’, Christina Majaski and I threw down the “I’ve loved him since Full House!” and “Oh yeah?  I’ve loved him since Blackie Parrish was a thing!” gauntlets.  We soon realized that we were entirely too silly to fight for real, and that John Stamos should probably remain a gorgeous, Greek ideal instead of a reality.  Damnit.  We became friends instead. Anyway, Christina is not only funny, she’s smart.  She writes what she knows, and does it in such a way that makes you know what she knows.  She makes …