Since we have officially begun the late-April through mid-May greeting card industry wind-up to M-Day, I thought it only fair to say a word on behalf of those for whom Mother's Day is actually Motherless Day.
Talking about her demanding and usually disapproving mother, Holland Taylor's Ann Richards remembers the old dame saying, "If we rest, we rust." Well, Richards fans and those who should be, there's no resting and no rusting here.
If you live near Hollywood and have a "cute kid with personality," you will be approached regularly by casting directors, agents and managers. I've been around long enough to see the ways that the entertainment industry robs children of their wonder years.