Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.
In high school, I weighed 175 to 180. I looked like Abraham Lincoln. I was 6-foot-3, biggest thing in the class, but tall, not fat.
Why do we love our grandparents so much? Part of the reason I think has to do with the tremendous natural affection and affinity that kids have for older people, whether they are their actual grandparents or not.
I get all fired up about aging in America.
My dad was an agent for Met Life. In the '50s, I remember the mortality rate was something like - you had - 58 was the average age. Then it was moved up to 62, and then 65, 68.
I've produced more pilots than United Airlines, and they've all been disasters. Every audition I ever took in my life I lost.
I loved Harry Truman with all my heart and soul.
The TV weatherman has always been one of the best, most secure jobs. They change anchors, they change the set, producers come and go. But the weather person hangs on forever!
Nobody actually talks to anybody anymore. People in cubicles next to each other, they e-mail each other.
August depresses me a little. I don't even feel like eating. And when I don't eat, that's a sure sign of stagnation.