Thursday, October 18, 2012


Recently I have been forced to think long and hard about things that I represent, the things I respect, and my ideals in general.  There are forks in the road of my life, and I am making a lot of big choices at present.  I have been thinking a lot about my influences, and the kind of person that I want to be.  I thought it would be nice to take a moment to honor a few great men I look up to.  I present four.

A fine writer and a great gentleman.  A man who says that perfect happiness is ... Monogamy!?  I used a quote from Wouk in my wedding vows 5 years ago. It had to do with the idea of life being short and doing what you love.  This interview from Vanity Fair is wonderful.

My dad.  Such a fine fellow.  A man who sacrificed many opportunities to be home at 5:15pm every night of the week to be with his family.  When I was a kid I asked him if we were rich, he said "yes, we are rich in love."   Recently I went on a trip.  He slipped this note into my bag.  He is always thinking about staying heathy... in the mind and body.

Dane is a surfer.  Every rad guy I know gets a semi for him.  He is the counter culture of pro-surfing.  He is not into being corporate.  He is an artist.  He likes beer and soup.  He is a reluctant self promoter, because he thinks it is creepy.  I like him.  You should watch him surf.

My partner in crime.  He is not afraid to do what what his inner-most voice tells him.  He is not afraid to try new things.  He is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in.  He lives simply.  He plays ragtime with my dad.  He is the most patient person I have ever met.  I wish I could be more like him.

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