I Heart Toronto.

On gloomy days like today I try to remember that I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful city, and that I found such an amazing apartment with amazing roommates on an amazing street. I must repeat this to myself today as I walk through the fog, eventually it starts to rain and all I’ll want to do is get home, eat pizza and watch The West Wing.

There is lots to do today so I must remember. I heart Toronto.

How To Change The World In 5 Steps: Joy Apparel


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A few years ago I filmed a little commercial for this incredible t-shirt company. Their mission is clearly stated in their 5 easy steps, but it’s worth mentioning that the people involved are just as wonderful as their message. I got a free t-shirt for my work and I have worn it proudly ever since.

The company is the brain child of Jeff Woodrow. An inspiring man from Toronto who quit his day job to focus on making the world a better place one t-shirt at a time. The idea is so simple and brilliant, yet an idea is only worthwhile if you get up and do something about it. Jeff now spends his days drawing the faces you see on every t-shirt which come from the thousands of submissions he receives worldwide.

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mom is turning OLD years old today. I’m not allowed to say how old, but believe me she’s just as beautiful as she’s ever been. Sure, I yell at her for smoking or for not exercising enough. I get frustrated when she doesn’t drink enough water or drinks too much coke (or is it Pepsi? I don’t care both are awful, mom!), but I have to admit….she has good genes! She’s also smart, and has a quick wit. She reads AND plays computer games. She can do your taxes AND your banking…..at the same time! She also thinks she can do ANYTHING at the same time. For example, playing computer games and watching a movie. I refuse to tell her what’s happening in the movie when she asks. And she always asks. Oh mom.

More importantly…she is my mom. Quirks and all. It’s taken 20 some years to find our common ground, but I feel we’ve finally come to some kind of a loving agreement as to how to live in harmony, respecting each other and our choices. Appreciating our strengths and accepting our differences. It took a lot of work, a lot of screaming and a lot of sleepless nights….but somehow here we are!

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Love Is A Human Experience

Anne Hathaway says it all. Pay attention to what she’s saying, what so many people are saying, and just be a DECENT HUMAN BEING. The bullying issue is getting so out of hand, it breaks my heart on a daily basis. It makes me feel guilty for somehow being lucky enough to have never had to deal with any of that. No child or teen deserves to be shunned, bullied or cast aside.

Love, is a human experience. Not a political statement.

Nuts For Peanuts And All Their Wisdom

I found this post today while searching for all things inspiring. How lucky am I to have found this. So beautiful and inspring. Please check out Maria Popova’s website www.brainpickings.org it is brilliant!

Love Is Walking Hand In Hand: The Peanuts Gang Defines Love, 1965

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‘Love is being happy knowing that she’s happy… but that isn’t so easy.’

The Peanuts series by Charles M. Schulzendures as one of the most beloved cartoons of all time, partly because of Schulz’s gift for capturing the great, tender truths of human existence through remarkably simple, sometimes poetic, often humorous, always profound vignettes. Hardly does it get more profound and poetic, however, than in Schulz’s 1965 book, Love is Walking Hand In Hand — an utterly lovely tiny treasure, in which Lucy and Snoopy and Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang define love through the simple acts and moments of everyday life.

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Dallas Clayton – Definitely a Super Human

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I can never get enough of Dallas Clayton! Cannot wait for his books to be available in every bookstore! He’s an inspiration for all….just trying to make the world a better place by doing what he loves and spreading a positive message. Thank you, Mr. Clayton.

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HEY EVERYONE!!! I just made a brand new book! It’s called The Greatest Writer Alive. I’ve been getting a lot of requests from all of my non-kid-having readers for a book of non-kid stuff, so here it is just in time for the holidays.

Check out the video above to hear me talk about it, or order a copy for you or a friend over at Very Awesome World. As always, you can read the entire book for free online.

Thanks so much! Very excited about this one, feel free to share!

Love, Dallas

Words From Jack

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Mr. Jack Layton

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Do what you love. You’ll be better at it” – Francis Ford Coppola

Arthur Laurents: You Are Missed

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LOVE AND PEOPLE

I can’t believe I had never seen this before. However, I feel so fortunate to have been able to hear his wise words in person. His attitude on life and his love for his work and the people around him are an example of how we all should live our lives. Believe in people.

“love is the most important thing in life. Love and people”. – Arthur Laurents