My morning routine has changed dramatically. Where once I rode the bus and subway with strangers (all the gory details here), now I’m at home with strangers.
That’s right I’m home with strangers. I don’t mean my family is strangers. While it’s true it’s been years since I saw my wife and children on a Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. in October, the change is not so dramatic that I don’t recognize them.
Never the less, there is a stranger in my house each morning. This guest is not at the front door. This guest is at kitchen table. Let me back up. Every weekday morning, I go to synagogue and pray. When I come home, I head to the kitchen table.
SJ sits in the same chair every day. He eats the same food (a bagel smeared with both cream cheese and cheese and a blueberry waffle) every day. He is the ultimate creature of habit. These days, I join him at the kitchen table and eat my breakfast.
Picture that. A dad and his son sharing quality time in the morning over the kitchen table. Isn’t that nice? Really, it’s Hallmark worthy.
If only, that was the case. Sigh.
Cort Ruddy, writer, needs a hug.
Well, have you? This writer is waiting for that hug.
Actually, Cort Ruddy of ruddybits.com suggested the hugging. However, I like the advice as well. No surprise since I’m a huge fan of Cort’s writing. And I think you’ll like it to.
A little background: Cort is a writer, husband and father of four, living in upstate New York. When not busy working from home as a Public Relations consultant, he can be found driving kids to various activities, teaching at Syracuse University, and, of course, writing yet-to-be published books and for his blog, ruddybits.com.
Have You Hugged a Writer Today?
Being a writer can really suck. Yet it’s also one of the most soul-cleansing, cathartic and gratifying things a person can do.
I’m a writer, and I love it. But sometimes I hate it.
I think I need to explain.
Renee Zellweger – an earlier appearance.
Renee Zellweger is not hot. Sofia Vargara is hot. Megan Fox is hot. Jessica Alba is hot. Renee Zellweger is not. And that’s why Renee Zellweger is making me sad.
You loved the movie Jerry McGuire, right? Everyone loved that movie. Sports, relationships, the movie had it all. Tom Cruise was great in the movie. Cuba Gooding Jr. was great in the movie. Jonathan Lipnicki (the kid) was great in the movie. But it was Renee Zellweger as Dorothy Boyd who was awesome in that movie. I question any guy who didn’t love Dorothy by the end of that movie. Seriously, you should not let such a guy date your sister, daughter, friend, etc. Zellweger was not hot in the movie though she was definitely cute. It was the character of Dorothy Boyd that was great.
People who work hard, no matter the task.
People who are fearful and still move forward.
People who are willing to take on a challenge.
People who try their best at all times.
People who make the most of their abilities.
People who can laugh at themselves.
People who serve as examples to those around them.
People who are proud yet humble.
People who are willing to be vulnerable.
People who are considerate of others.