Gatherings Remind Us Why Human Connections Are Truly Important

Jathan, Heather, Marilyn and Chris

It’s always fun to gather together with good friends. [Pictured left to right: Jathan and Heather Fink, Marilyn and Chris Ramos](Photo by Chris Ramos)

November is here and autumn has finally arrived in Texas. For a while now, I have wondered if we would ever see the trees change color or the temperatures drop. I lived here before, years ago, but apparently I’d forgotten just how long summer lasts in Dallas. Life in New England spoiled me with its bounty of fall foliage, and I find that I really miss it now, not to mention life by the sea. Thankfully, I stay much too busy to dwell on things I miss since I’m too focused on what is yet to come. Read more of this post

Where Did Summer Go?

Jathan Fink

With Labor Day around the corner, Jathan wonders, “Where did summer go?” (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hi Everyone,

It hardly seems possible that Labor Day is almost here once again. Didn’t summer just start? It’s been a crazy busy season for me though spent writing, doing lots of great work with my favorite charities, and yes, squeezing in as much time in the pool as possible. Read more of this post

25 of the Best “It’s So Hot…” Jokes

100 degrees

It’s so hot, all we can do it laugh about it. (Photo by Daniel R Blume, Flickr)

Temperatures are sizzling all over the country, and especially here in Texas where the numbers are in the triple digits! So beat the heat with a little humor. Even if you can’t cool you off, it always feels good to laugh. Here are some of my favorite “It’s so hot…” jokes to celebrate the summer season. Enjoy! Read more of this post

April Means Family Fun and Warmer Weather

Jathan Fink

It’s warming up in Texas. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hi everyone,

It is April and warmer weather has arrived in many parts of the country, or at least in the Southern states. Here in Texas the landscape is exploding with the prettiest bursts of green, but I know it isn’t that way for everyone just yet. I listened to my pals Phil Paleologos, Kasey Silvia and Dan McCready on the radio this morning, and they just got more snow across Massachusetts last night, but it was a light dusting, not the thick blankets of snow we got when we were living there at this time last year. But still, the spring flowers are coming, and although the weather is still a bit indecisive, I’m sure we’ll all be complaining about the heat before long. Read more of this post

NOLA’s Spirit Reminds Us To Keep Going

Jackson Square

A statue of Andrew Jackson rides high on his stallion amid Jackson Square in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Proud NOLA natives, Deborah and Merlin Dyer celebrate everything about the culture of their hometown, from the French fleurs-de-lis that are prominently “hidden” in every picture frame, seat cushion and corner of their home to the vibrant, jazzy art that covers its walls. Last night, my wife and I joined the couple for an authentic New Orleans feast in their new Texas home, but they introduced us to much more than an exquisite meal.   Read more of this post