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There are four seasons in L.A.: Fire season, mudslide season, smog season and academy award season.

Award season is starting this week.  I know this because my parking garage at work double parks cars, and if you’re in one of the “behind” spots, you have to leave your keys with the parking attendant.  The attendant gives you a parking chit so you can get your keys back later.  And this week, on the back side of the 2” x 4” parking chit, appeared a full color glossy ad for “Road to Perdition,” this summers moody gangster flick starring Tom Hanks.

It’s mostly out of theaters now, but it’s hardly out of the running for the Oscars!  What better way to reach well-heeled L.A. Academy voters, than to give them a “For Your Consideration” ad every time they valet their car?  If your valet recommends it, it must be good…


“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?




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