I have a very easy time picturing the ways in which having children would negatively impact my life and career -- I can imagine the exhaustion and the chaos and the drudgery with crystal clarity -- but the good parts are much more hazy. What great stuff does your kids bring into your life? What do you love about having had a family? What makes all the difficulties and sacrifices worthwhile for you?
The pitch was simple: “John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Blues Brothers, how about it?” But the film became a nightmare for Universal Pictures, wildly off schedule and over budget, its fate hanging on the amount of cocaine Belushi consumed.Soul Men: The Making of The Blues Brothers.
Some of my favorite places on Earth are the House on the Rock, the Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Mütter Museum. Not only do these places have a massive bevy of bewildering curiosities, they are also rich in depth and full of small, standalone stories. Each require many, many hours to appreciate fully. What other unconventional places in the world feature an equivalent mix of amazement, craziness and depth?