Here’s where I come down:

I don’t care how “ex” you are, if you spent more than a decade with someone, shared a life with them, married them, have an amazing child with them, and are fortunate enough to be amicably separated, their well-being just can’t ever be completely beyond your concern. How can they ever be totally out of your heart? I dunno; maybe it’s just me. All I know is that from the moment Danica called to tell me she was going to be on Dancing with the Stars I was excited for her, proud of her, and knew she was going to approach it with the same tenacity and integrity she does everything else. Well you can add “grace” and “courage” to that list as well, because she’s dancing through a broken rib right now, and few people will ever know just how brutal that is for her. But I do. I’m hoping she gets the gold more than ever now; it’ll go with her heart. Go get ’em, D.

Danica Dancing

The Revolution is a quiet one. We reject the poisoned food supply and trace our meals to the source. We thwart the pacifying messages to consume by turning off the input stream. We beat the banks by using cash; we beat the pharmaceuticals by healing from within. We don’t look to failed leaders for guidance; we don’t look to the corrupt, governing elite for sustenance. Self-respect and self-reliance are our allies. Knowledge is our weapon. We do not expect to get what we deserve; we expect to get what we accept. The Revolution is a quiet one. But it roars.

The Revolution

1) Tricycle
2) Puppy Play-Doh Set
3) Google Nexus 7 Tablet so he can use the calcuator to play his new favorite game: Memorizing Times Tables and Calculaing Negative Numbers (I shit you not)
4) A black Tesla Model S P85+, which he informs me will allow us to use the key to automatically open and close the trunk with rear-facing seats “if we get the full Tech-Package.”

1) A 50-gallon barrel of Jack Daniel’s and a Straw

X-Mas List

Draco: Take pride in everything you do – knowing you are the kind of person who does their best is a reward no one else can give you, and no one can take away. It is that which drives you to excel, but gives you calm amidst your failures when facing the man in the mirror.
Value self-reliance. Knowing you are a capable, safe, self-supporting person brings calm and confidence, and makes it more likely you will ask for help when you truly need it, instead of when you merely want it.
Enjoy being kind and compassionate. If you have done the first two items on this list, these will come without effort. If you fall short, see item one.
Do not pursue happiness; pursue a life without fear. In every life there will be both joy and misery; don’t try to ignore half of what it means to be alive.
Embrace your sorrows – the trying times teach us the most, and make life interesting. It is the attempt to suppress that which drives men mad.
Seek answers; it is largely the purpose of life. If you think you have found them, keep searching. If someone professes to have them, they are not to be trusted.
Don’t seek praise, but enjoy it. Don’t seek forgiveness, but earn it.
And above all, live right now, in this moment. It will never come again.

Cliffs Notes for Draco