So once again it’s that time when I look at the calendar and realize that weeks have passed since I last took the time to vent and rail against the world…..for those who wonder why I don't bother with Twitter, there's your answer. I believe that in most cases, “right now” is more important than “a few minutes ago” – you can’t spend too much time looking backwards if you want to move forward. Nostalgia, however, is a wonderful thing and there are times when each of us believes you can go home again (no matter what Thomas Wolfe had to say about that). I believe that when you tell someone you’re a writer they are often very generous in sharing their ideas on what to write and how to do it better – I would never presume to show up at a loading dock and tell someone how to offload a truck. Although given the state of our economy, I have a couple of ideas that politicians, bankers, and various executives at Wall Street financial institutions might want to consider, especially when it involves spending what you don’t have. I believe that each of us has a God-given right to the pursuit of happiness – that doesn’t mean we get it automatically – just that we should be able to seek it and work towards it. I believe that acceptance of gay rights/marriage will not cause the end of civilization as we know it. I believe that the Bruins were the better team in the Stanley Cup finals regardless of how Luongo played, and that the Mavericks were better than the Heat. And on the list of the greatest guitarists, Brian May of Queen and Paul Kossoff from Free don't get enough credit. Same for Mick Ronson. And Glen Buxton from Alice Cooper.
And in honor of Father's Day, I believe that while it takes a village to raise a child, one of the most important villagers has to be that child’s father.