Short Notes – 10.8.13

Diana Nyad continues to inspire.   Swim for Relief

Reese Speaks Tuesday 10

Have A Little Faith


Kris and Bruce split, more Kardashian family values.

Liar liar pants on fire.

Tom Hanks has type 2 diabetes.

Inspiration personified by Valerie Harper


West Palm Beach Green Market 10.5.13

Friday Hero ~ 2.8.13

I am starting to be a bit embarrassed that I am writing about Governor Chris Christie so much recently, but he just keeps stepping up and proving to be the kind of elected official I think we all deserve.

If there were more Chris Christie’s in the world, I think many of the problems with a common disrespect for our fellow-man, especially in our politics, would be eliminated.

With two simple words Christie proved once again this week why I like him so much…. SHUT UP!

Christie proved to be a good sport with his interview and mocking of his weight on the Late Show with David Letterman.

After his appearance some pin head decided to weigh in on a topic that is none of her business and Christie fired back…..

For his candor and for saying what we all want to sometimes, once again this week Chris Christie is my Hero of the Week!


Short Notes – Men vs. Women, Double Standard

esq-wil-chris-christie-1112-lgEarlier this week Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.

The appearance was awesome, the interview was funny and Christie showed his ability to be self-deprecating as usual.

For several minutes Letterman and Christie had an ongoing banter about the Governor’s weight, culminating in the two sharing a donut.

I have NO PROBLEM with the interview, as a fat guy, I can handle it and as someone who likes to laugh at myself I think others should be able to laugh at situations like this.

HOWEVER, I started thinking, if Letterman conducted the same interview with a fat woman, politician, entertainer etc, would the media be going apoplectic by now?

esq-barbara-mikulski-image-101810-lgCould he have gotten away with the same interview with Barbara Mikulski, Kristin Gillibrand, Janet Neapolitan, Soija Sotomayor?

Would NOW and Gloria Allred be calling for boycotts or firings?

Double standard?  Just something to think about.