"Crayons!" newsletter (relationships)
• Live each day as if it's your last. By that I mean, daily re-write your will to screw relatives who've recently beenmean to you.
I once imagined my life would include an era of depravity where I reveled in the dark cravings of the sordid flesh. Alas, the time for such wanton behavior has passed. Today, my idea of depravity is eating ice cream before lunch in a room where my wife and kids can see me.
• Remember, having a great relationship with the Lord doesn’t mean you can treat the rest of us like crap.
• My wife is an editor. I am a writer. When I asked her to turn my comma into an exclamation point, she corrected me.
• Thinking of re-writing my history to say the reason I'm not more successful is I made a conscious decision in 2000 to de-prioritize income to be a stay-at-home Dad. Now if I can only convince wife, 2 daughters and dozens of eyewitness bartenders to back me up …
• Pope asks us to embrace divorced Catholics. Aren't embraces what started all the trouble in the first place?
• I think my wife would be more receptive to romance if I'd stop insisting she dump Gatorade on my head after each successful coupling.
• If all the people who so casually remark to relative strangers, "Now, I'm not racist, but ..." suddenly and inexplicably become racist, man, I fear America could be in for some real problems over race.
• Mulch! Mow! Plant! Prune! Repeat! If we devoted as much time to understanding one another as we do to lawn care things like checking out opposing Facebook views wouldn't be so nerve-wracking.
• Practicing Catholics who car pool to worship are engaged in Mass transit.
• It’s discouraging to see how many old friends have toiled at lucrative careers and are now one-by-one leaving the rat race, while I slog on, in many ways a bottom line failure. The good news I’ll one day soon have the track all to myself and every day will feel like a victory lap.
• The most significant stressor we face in our daily lives involves giving the false impression we remain stress-free in a world that is full to bursting with people who are absolutely stressed out of their minds.
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