“My dad went to the french quarter and stayed sober enough to remember to bring back this mardi gras mask.”

While I was in New Orleans, this little girl here told me on the phone that she wanted me to take her on the bus to preschool when I got back. Somehow that conversation broke my heart a little, in a good way. So this was prior to catching the bus the morning after I got back — one of her favorite treats being pumpkin loaf at Starbucks. And she wore the mask on the bus, too, garnering some smiles from fellow passengers.


  1. Jonathan Webb says

    Matthew has the whole package, God, family and career success.

  2. Cubeland Mystic says

    Yeah JW, but does Matthew see it that way?

    Hey JP, thanks for sharing that was sweet.

    • Matthew Lickona says

      Maybe if I get Failure on Many Fronts translated into Latin, people will take it more seriously as a personal motto.

  3. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OPL says

    This must be the most refreshingly wholesome post hereabouts since ‘Rubaiyat on a Summer Day’. Thank you, Mr Potter.

  4. Jonathan Webb says

    I’ll speak about whatever I want.

  5. Jonathan Webb says

    Sorry Angelico. I’m an asshole.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OPL says

      ‘A man’s body is all one, though it has a number of different organs; and all this multitude of organs goes to make up one body; so it is with Christ.’


      That said, sir, if you wrote anything that calls for any kind of apology to me, I was and am too dull to see what it might be. This is beyond ‘no harm, no foul’, since not only was I not harmed, I can’t even see anything to construe as a possible foul.

      But while we’re at it, please accept my own apology for implying, unintentionally or otherwise, that you are a doddering codger.

  6. Jonathan Webb says

    Actually more of a fat bastard.

    Sorry again.

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