I have been on the receiving end of many blessings in my life, few as great as having known George and Barbara Bush.
The tradition of putting candles on Christmas trees actually began in Germany. The person who came up with the idea is thought to have been Martin Luther, father of the Reformation.
I certainly wish I were as good-looking as Aaron Eckhart.
A new idea is like carbonated liquid in a bottle. You just sort of shake it until the cork pops, then you write and write.
How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb? Three. One to mix the martinis, one to change the light bulb, and one to reminisce about how good the old one was.
I hope when I'm on my deathbed, people forgive me, because there is a lot to forgive.
I remember dawn coming up over the Strait of Malacca; ragamuffin kids on the dock in Sumatra laughing as they pelted us with bananas; collecting dead flying fish off the deck and bringing them to our sweet, fat, toothless Danish cook to fry up for breakfast.
With real estate, it's location, location, location. In public speaking, it's acoustics, acoustics, acoustics.
Her parents, Austin Taylor and Kathleen Taylor, were big deals in Vancouver - they were civic leaders, and he raced horses in the Kentucky Derby - and my mother grew up a debutante. And when she and my dad were married, there were about a thousand guests at that reception.
We live - on a spinning planet in a world of spin.
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