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…about religion.

In Words of Wisdom on November 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm

...buuuut only to a certain extent.

It has caused wars, genocide and unspeakable crimes against humanity. It has also sparked unbridled unity, unquestioned faith and unmatched devotion. A conundrum, indeed.

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…about generosity.

In Words of Wisdom on November 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Sharing really is caring.

My father tried so hard to ‘take it with him’, as the saying goes, but ended up making a mess of his life and others’. Keep this in mind above all else.

…about commitment.

In Words of Wisdom on November 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Don't freak. Forever is a long time, though.

I’d like to think you know what you’re doing. I’m probably not the best source for advice. My last relationship produced your aunt, and we know how that story goes…

…about jewelry.

In Words of Wisdom on November 30, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Leave the pinkie bling to Eddie Ruffin.

I don’t mind a class ring or a dog tag from your Navy days, but don’t ever let me catch you walk in this house with a pinkie ring on.”

…about environmentalism.

In Words of Wisdom on November 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm

You don't have to join to make a difference.

It’s one thing to drive a Prius to reduce your carbon footprint, but don’t make me feel irresponsible because I drive a Maxima.

…about cocktails.

In Words of Wisdom on November 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Single malt scotch, neat. His favorite.

First of all, never refer to them as ‘cocktails’ in my presence again. Second, be simple and consistent.

…about nature.

In Words of Wisdom on November 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

Gothic bridges in Central Park.

I walk about two miles every day through Central Park. It still amazes me how we were able to maintain a slice of the outdoors amongst the fray.

…about anger.

In Words of Wisdom on November 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

No need to go nuclear if you can help it.

People get mad, I understand this. But don’t let your anger keep you from acting like a decent human being.

…about the blues.

In Words of Wisdom on November 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

The man that sold his soul to the Devil, Robert Johnson.

Robert Johnson. Leadbelly. Leroy Carr. Brownie McGhee. JC Lenoir. Jesus! They don’t make ’em like they used to.

…about pot roast.

In Words of Wisdom on November 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm

No need to be a snob. Any red will do.

Red wine is the key. Not white. Never white. And always poor a glass for yourself while cooking, because a perfectly braised pot roast will take some time.