There were at least 4 franchises that had a great impact on my childhood and imagination: Thomas the Tank, Batman, Pokemon, and Toy Story. That last one especially had a great impact as I began to see toys in a new light. What if they could really come to life? What if they risked all to … More Toys

The Cynic

When Conan O’Brien signed off as host of the Tonight Show for the last time, he gave a somber farewell speech. What was striking was that he warned against cynicism. He noted how easy it would have been to become a cynic in his situation, but he refused to give in. It seems ironic, doesn’t … More The Cynic