AT AGE 16, I WAS LAZY—AND FAT. Naturally, then, when I had to choose between “Men’s Powerlifting” and “Body Mind and Spirit” during my junior year of high school, I chose the second. And it really was PERFECT: I’d read a little from THE TAO, do a little TAI CHI, and of course: meditate, usually […]
Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.But let this not blind you to what virtue there is, many persons strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe; no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it’s clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive God to be; and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it’s still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Daft Punk wishes they’d thought of this. Tip: Skip ahead to :30 to skip the ads/lead-in. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EUupnF02vo
Eric & Bronson on a Costco run. Totes adorbz!
I mean we love guys who do chores.
Here they are, in no particular order: 1. Meet my dad live in person. 2. Compete in a bodybuilding contest. 3. Become a community emergency response technician for the City of Los Angeles. 4. Get complete at the dentist, and rotate my tires. 5. Take an international trip with Bronson. 6. Learn conversational French. 7. […]
I drove around L.A. today getting stuff for our little holiday gathering tomorrow night, and am starting to get excited; we haven’t had a party like this since the wedding. I totally got a charge out of buying my first keg today—my inner frat boy coming out. Our freezer is now packed to the hilt […]
“It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.” -Eleanor Roosevelt As the election returns were pouring in, one of my friends from college asked me last night what I thought about the anti-marriage amendment passing here in California and “what this means” for us. We may have lost the battle, […]
Happy anniversary, Bronson. SM2 [blipit id=”1380007″] This episode is part of the PEACE LOVE LUNGES podcast on iTunes.
Bronson and I saw it Friday night at the eight-story IMAX Theatre at Universal Citywalk in Studio City. I’m really just sharing this with you because I needed an excuse to post this:Don’t ask. However, if it inspires your inner superhero, consider joining us for HARD HEROES 5, on Sunday, August 10. (costume contest, prizes, […]
More pics after the jump… by Sam Page, CFT I’m torn about seeing “The Dark Knight” this weekend, mostly because I still miss Heath Ledger. This photo of Heath’s mate, Adam Sutton, reminded me again just how much. The more I read about 32-year-old Adam, I realized: there’s a silver lining to the story. Adam lives […]
One of the best photos I’ve seen all year. Nick Montana, son of Joe (left), Trevor Gretzky (son of Wayne), and Trey Smith (son of Will) are on the football squad of Oaks Christian High in Westlake Villake. According to this article in the L.A. Times…