It’s about to be  the New Year 2018 in Glendale, California and we have some thoughts we’d like to share with you.

We all like to celebrate the new year. It seems like it’s a commendation of surviving and maybe thriving the challenges that we faced for the last 360 days together. It’s a chance to get together with friends, meet new ones and reflect on the upcoming year. It never really meant much to me as a kid but as I become an old fart I realize it’s important to look back and forward in the same breath. We need to look back to see what we’ve overcome, what we celebrated and to look forward to see what we can do better, to remember what we have and the success of what’s already been accomplished. I think above all a new year brings hope. Let’s keep hope alive and find the good. Let’s find the good, let’s dwell on the good and then let’s do good in 2018!

Be Responsible

That brings ups to the the idea of let’s also be responsible. Let’s be kind to those who need it and even to those who don’t.

Let’s not drink and drive.

Let’s put the phones down when we are at any type of table that’s not classified as a desk and let’s take the time to look each other in the eye and say, “You matter.” From Glendale, California to Buffalo, New York let’s be happy this year. Let’s fight for what’s right. Let’s be gracious to those that we disagree with and loving to those that we do. Let’s remember that all politics is local. Let’s make sure that we all vote this year. Let’s offer our opinions to others but let’s actively listen to those that we disagree with. It’s pointless to not try to consider the other person’s perspective if we wish them to consider ours.

Non Profits

Let’s donate more to some Non Profits. In Glendale the Verdugo Woodlands Dads Club is a great place but there are others. Find a non profit you believe that does good and be generous. You might wish that someone was generous to you one day. Generosity never goes out of style.


I think that it’s important to remember to be kind to yourself. I personally like to take a moment to reflect on the idea to give yourself a break! The holidays are tough. Let’s not make them any more difficult than they need to be.


Be kind to artists. It doesn’t matter if you are considered to be a Master Artist like Farzad Kohan, or editorial photographer like Steve O’Bryan you should find an artist and hire them, buy their work or do something kind. This includes musicians as well. Live music is good for the soul. Recently we featured an article on The Replicas Music because they played the Dads’ Club here in Glendale. The Replicas Music website is a great place to find a wide range of musicians to hire in Glendale or for that matter anywhere near Los Angeles.

Have yourself a very merry New Year and come back!


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