That being said, if these people were bad to you – fuck ’em. To me, it is a tribal/ religious concept, mired in antiquity. We’re not ‘related’ any more than I am to any other member of our species.
WHEN YOU REALLY WANT TO GET TO KNOW A FOREIGN CITYTake a taxi away from your hotel.
" and we were both like, "Yeah, let's skulk out of here." Oh stop it. I was up at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (it's up the street) delivering something and I came out afterward wanting to punch my clueless ungrateful self in the face.
All you are doing is making my day all that much harder to get through. I found myself struggling to find something meaningful and not frivolous to talk to these guys about.
On February 13th, Rollins passed the fifty year mark and his current series of spoken word engagements see him taking an unflinching look at life, rage, and age with the same honesty and humor that busts myths, ignites conflicts, and puts the spotlight again on his showmanship. What follows is our conversation on an early weekday morning fueled by four cups of rocket fuel coffee on my end and probably fifteen on his. Now I'm late for this one because I was late doing the last one. so I was beeping in on call waiting that whole time? You know I let it ring for thirteen minutes straight? Yeah it kept beeping and I kept trying to get the very nice man off the phone but his questions were so cool and I felt bad since I was late for him because the first guy was late so I apologize profusely and I am ready to answer any question you have to the best of my ability! I'm from New York so I'll talk as fast as I can to get you back on schedule. Someone actually gave me a cane for a present and my assistant makes me use it around the office all the day. It was me and the road manager and we didn't even stay for the encore. You know I've learned more from her than she's ever learned from me, that's the truth.
It's been a morning of constant beeping through on the phone so thank you for your persistence. We kind of looked at each other and said, "You had enough? So you do fully understand what she brings to your life. I've read all about your far flung travels around the world for various causes but I was intrigued by the work you've been doing for the USO.
Sometimes, sadly, these people are also your parents.
It is, perhaps, ‘natural’ to want to somehow connect and at least try and have a relationship with them that doesn’t make you drink, break things or otherwise lose control.
The only times I have almost been killed were in the U. Teachers, coaches – these people save lives every day.
You don’t have to be one to have this effect on others, but I think it is mandatory to have helped someone else in your lifetime.