What is the future of men? Followers of AMC's Mad Men will be asking that question as the final episodes unfold over the next few weeks.
When people ask me how we enjoyed our spring break this year, I will proudly admit that our family had a marvelous time being plugged in... to each other.
Have a broad and detailed perspective of where you want to be, what you want to experience, what your values are, who you want to be around, what emotions you want to fuel you. These are all critical to devoting your time adequately to your grander purpose.
Last week, I sat next to a French production executive at the Reality TV Awards. Our discussion centered around the attack a couple weeks earlier at the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the world outpouring thereafter for free speech.
If you come across this episode prior to February 7th, 2015, attend this year's gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
I cherish my family and enjoy the time we get to spend together. Through thick and thin, or good times and bad, it's great to know that you have people in your corner to love you, support you, and care about you.
You must be cringing as you read this. You must be thinking I'm going to school you on how to treat your new boyfriend. You must be thinking I'm going to lay down some laws about how to treat my children. That is not at all what this letter is about.
I am writing this exactly 35 days, 4 hours and 51 minutes into my life as a father. I can attest to the experience being grand and challenging. Incredibly pure joy and intoxicating elation felt for the smallest moments shared, of smiles and stares (and silence). Incredibly trying sleep deprivation creating zombie-like states and hair-trigger moods for my wife and me.
Everyone needs to adjust and give up a little control to celebrate and cherish the honored traditions. And in this more egalitarian world where men are being raised differently and sharing in the division of labor and even enjoying their place in the kitchen, the expanded family takes on a new definition and models a new dynamic for the next generation.
The ribbon was there every year to remind us that in spite of yule logs, spiced cider and jingle bells, something was still not quite right with the world.
We couldn't help but accept the challenge of assigning our favorite small-screen protagonists the holidays we imagine they'd dream of. The result is a list of amazing spots around that globe that anyone, real or make-believe, would be sure to enjoy.
I was on a long-haul flight a few years ago, and the guy across from me watched episodes of Modern Family back to back for its duration. At that point...
I treaded very lightly and explained that I was that mom at one time, but that I had found a way out of the daily grind. My passion and book, Get Your Girl Back, was to help their moms do the same.
It was not just my sons, grown and leading their own lives, but myself I was hoping to soothe with a traditional Thanksgiving.
Before I learned that my best friend is gay, I laughed at the comical portrayals of gay men on shows like Saturday Night Live, which used some variation on the flamboyant gay man as a regular gag. Before I learned that my best friend is gay, I saw such caricatures as light play, and never did it cross my mind that they were not necessarily realistic or accurate.
That house brought together my father and mother's families. As a child, my parents brought me back there so often that even now, the thought of that old house triggers in me the smell of my grandfather's old workshop or the feel of the old rusty fence that ran behind the chicken coop.