Standard Celebrity Apology:

  1. I am very sorry
  2. I will learn from this experience
  3. Now let’s move on.  I have suffered enough.

Science tells us that memories are just a string of stored molecules, a thought is just a zap of electricity, a feeling is just a transfer of chemicals across a synapse.

But that just doesn’t ring true to me.


I try to live a healthy life. I exercise regularly and practice yoga daily. I meditate.  I take a vitamin.  I eat oatmeal for breakfast, even though it’s rather on the bland side, because I know it’s better for me than a big bowl of Lucky Charms.

But I believe that life is meant to be enjoyed, so I do treat myself sometimes.

I have this vision that after I die, God will call me to His throne.  He will look me square in the eye, lean forward, then whisper, “Did you try the pie?”

And I want to be able to answer, “Yes, I did!”


I saw a real change in this country when they changed the name from “Personnel Department” to “Human Resources.”

That’s when we changed from being “persons” to be respected to “resources” to be exploited and discarded.

But We’re Still Friends

In the 70s I would sometimes skip going to Mass, but I never missed a Cowboys game.

After every touchdown Pat Summerall would announce, “And here comes Our Friend Herrera to kick the extra point!”  He was one of my favorite players.  How could you not like Our Friend Herrera?

Years later I learned he was actually calling him by his name:  Efren Herrera.