It's fun to look back at the early days of some of our biggest names in film and television to see just how "green" they were before they got their sea legs and went on to become, well, great actors and big stars.
Nora Ephron was never really a celebrity to me so much as she was a dream weaver. I grew up watching her films in my living room. They fed my youthful appetites for romance and humor. Most of all, these films shaped my dreams of love.
There will not be another Nora Ephron or her classic movies, especially for a certain generation who grew up on her movies. We never thought they or she would ever go away, her trademark witty banter between characters.
While the dads are being celebrated, give the single moms in your life copies of the Toy Story DVDs. These films feature a single-parent household headed by a mother, and while everyone carries on, Woody is driven by a fear of abandonment.
Last year a good friend of mine told me of how she felt of me being able to go to many places in honor of my fellow veterans. I don't consider it a vacation on any level, but as a way of continuing my duty. I believe this is how many veterans of my era and previous eras feel, as well.