"Sounds like a real man cave," he continued, turning to Chris. "All that's missing is a moose head over the fireplace." "It's an elk," I said. "A twelve-point elk," Chris clarified.
Where do we go from here? Time will tell if a modern French styled bistro will fill the void left by the absence of deep wooden walls, whaling murals and worn red leather booths where many famous "bottoms" sat.
Once there was a little boy, aged... who cares, let's say 10; Who grew with Seuss and Silverstein; their books his only friends... Who grew up feeling...
Seussical did a wonderful job sparking the imaginations of my children. It is a must-see for anyone who loves, or who has ever loved, a Dr. Seuss book. And, let's face it, that includes everyone who is, or ever has been, a child.
When I recall the things I admired most about Robert F. Kennedy -- his fire, his faith, his Quixote-like tilt against racial injustice -- I'm reminded that it's hard to find heroes like that anymore, especially during an election season.
"Our Mom is so calm!" Said no one that day. "What self-control!" Said no one, ever, not one, nope, no, nay.
Before he introduced us to Sneetches, the Lorax, and green cuisine -- Dr. Seuss was a typical corporate drone, illustrating ads for major companies.
The DreamBox is a solar-powered video booth that the public can walk into and speak about their greatest dream, or aspiration in life. Using the power of film and social media, Saunders believes those dreams can and will come true.
There's no question you'll get much more value out of watching and rewatching The Cat In The Hat than the latest stab at puffing up a Seuss tale into a movie.
At one in the morning my toddler screams from her room, "Mommy, I need you!" she wails with gloom. With eyes half open and feet full of lead, I make my way down the hall to her bed.
And what wars, what cycles of violence and despair and with what weapons used, will follow the next economic tragedy, engulfing a world already poverty-maddened past the point of desperation?
Even though you don't hear about their work every day, that's not to say you've never heard of some of America's federal employees! Who are these famous former feds?
I draw an invisible circle around my body and say, "the environment starts here." To kids living in inner cities where trees and plants are scarce, personalizing the environment is crucial.
We all have these moments in life where we see we're not the person we used to be, or the scene is too big and not as full of passionate brothers-and-sisters-in-arms as it used to be. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Spending money now to prevent chronic disease and curb the growing obesity rates in America is the right thing to do. Prevention programs are imperative to controlling the exploding growth in health care costs.
My wife and I can hardly wait to take our children to see the new film adaptation of The Lorax -- not only for fun but because it explains so well what I do.