"Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder; I'm an over-forty victim of fate; arriving too late, arriving too late...But I got stop wishing, got to go fishing, down to rock bottom again. Just a few friends, just a few friends." --Jimmy Buffet, A Pirate Looks at 40
As a parent, I've probably seen the Lion King two dozen times (many of them sober). But when your daughter plays Simba and your other daughter is a hyena, somehow the song Circle of Life has more meaning.
"That night I had a dream. I dreamt I was as light as the ether--a floating spirit visiting things to come. The shades and shadows of the people in my life rassled their way their way into my slumber....And it seemed real. It seemed like our home. If not Arizona, then a land not too far away. Where all parents are strong and wise and capable and all children are happy and beloved. Maybe it was Utah." --H.I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona Peace out Maricopa County
"People have criticized me for seeming to step out of my professional role as a doctor to become undignifiedly political. I'd say it was belated realization that daycare, good schools, health insurance, and nuclear disarmament are even more important aspects of pediatrics than measles vaccine or vitamin D." —Dr. Benjamin Spock