Quote IconI’m afraid I’ll go berserk, rip the Elvis Costello mobile from the ceiling, throw the “Country Artists Male A-K” rack out onto the streets, go off to work in a Virgin Megastore and never come back —

Rob, in High Fidelity.

I never realized the goal of owning a record store, but my earlier tweet is in this similar vein.

Quote IconFor we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Ephesians 6:12

Needed this today. I found it more insightful for me personally on a micro level: the real problems today aren’t solved with fighting/war, but with thoughtfulness, and empathy, and love.

I’m not one to quote scripture (I usually keep my spirituality to myself), but even if you’re not religious, it can still serve as a sort of poetry.

It’s very hard for me to be silly about Superman, because I’ve seen firsthand how he actually transforms people’s lives. I have seen children dying of brain tumors who wanted as their last request to talk to me, and have gone to their graves with a peace brought on by knowing that their belief in this kind of character really matters. It’s not Superman the tongue-in-cheek cartoon character they’re connecting with; they’re connecting with something very basic: the ability to overcome obstacles, the ability to persevere, the ability to understand difficulty and to turn your back on it. [Christopher Reeve] – Time, (March 14, 1988)

Batman gets a lot of attention nowadays, and while that slightly annoys me, I think it’s a reflection of at least some part of our culture, in that we’ve given up trying to be the very best we can be, and settled for what’s pragmatic.

Batman is the pragmatist. Superman is the idealist.

I have such a hard time being an artist, and this was one of those things that reminds me its worth it.

Our cleaning ladies decided this should go on the fridge, I guess. Joke’s on them: I’m the *only* coach.

I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t tempted, but my wife, my honor, my word and my humanity are not worth it, no matter how attractive she might have been.

After three hours of not speaking to me, it became clear what was really bothering her when she told me emphatically:“You know, Charles, it’s amazing. I don’t care about your ‘date’. And for all I care, you could have slept with her. But tell me this: When was the last time you took time out of your day and took me to lunch for no reason?”

After three hours of not speaking to me, it became clear what was really bothering her when she told me emphatically: “You know, Charles, it’s amazing. I don’t care about your ‘date’. And for all I care, you could have slept with her. But tell me this: When was the last time you took time out of your day and took me to lunch for no reason?”

Never so grateful for my date nights with my wife.