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I Am The Greatest!

I Am The Greatest!

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Jun 9, 2016
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“I Ain’t Got No Quarrel With The VietCong… No VietCong Ever Called Me Nigger” — Muhammad Ali, 1966. Political courage blazed in Ali at one of America’s most turbulent times. When he had everything to lose, including his life. He was as charming as he was physically beautiful. Yet, few spit truth into the face of power […]

The Other F Word

The Other F Word

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May 25, 2016
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  Late one morning, long before children, I sat on the edge of a New Orleans hotel bed and exhaled audibly. Inside my skull, a spicy Jazz Fest bisque of bourbon and psychotropics simmered from the night before. I bent down and tied my first shoe, and it wasn’t until I’d finished tying my second that […]

The Little Prince and the Big Boss

The Little Prince and the Big Boss

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Apr 27, 2016
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“Prince was no taller than me, yet he was larger than life. He had his own style,” my 5’2″ wife told our boys on the drive to school last week. “He’d even wear shoes with high heels.” Our 8-yr-old leaned forward from the back seat and giggled, “Why would he do that?” Without missing a […]

Do We Ruin Our Kids By Giving Them a Better Life?

Do We Ruin Our Kids By Giving Them a Better Life?

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Mar 30, 2016
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“I’m bored,” my seven-year-old barked at me, as I flipped eggs one sunny Saturday. I stomped in from the kitchen and pointed the spatula. ”You are never to say that again. You have a room full of toys and books and a park nearby and a pool. Figure it out.” Are my exquisite sons stricken with a […]

How to Face Yourself

How to Face Yourself

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Feb 23, 2016
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My cheeky 6yr-old made goofy expressions in the mirror, raising his eyebrows and, finally, grimacing slightly. “Daddy, you know what I don’t like? That you can’t ever see your real face. Because the mirror is a fake face.” Wow. His observation startled and charmed me, for he grasped something that I’d not considered in over 50 years, something so true […]

Fancy Nasty Forever!

Fancy Nasty Forever!

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Jan 21, 2016
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If you made it to the epic Fancy Nasty finale bonfire last Saturday night, hosted by The New Tropic, lucky YOU. If not … next time (we’re just warming up). Many people are calling this grassroots installation and Art Basel favorite an important milestone in Miami’s creative evolution, one whose purity will evoke smiles and hand-to-heart respect for decades. I don’t […]

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