Sometimes, when you’re nervous, you need a sympathetic friend... and sometimes you need your friend to laugh at you. @azietesfai @vanderkimberly Thanks for the ride, @surfair 👍
Amplified. Supporting all the students raising their voices in a debate currently dominated by a gun lobby with an influence so outsized it has successfully blocked policies the vast majority of Americans support. In the carousel, a few interesting facts about gun regulations in Israel, and a quote from one of early presidents of the NRA. We all need a sensible conversation about guns, gun rights and human rights. We all want to live. We all want to thrive. We all want to protect ourselves and our children. Opinions vary on how best to do that, but the stakes are high... so let’s please engage with respect and grace. ☮️
Happy birthday to my guy... a deep thinker with a heart so pure it makes my soul ache. A complex, strong-willed, independent spirit who is our best baby whisperer, and who teaches me how to be a better parent every day by not accepting anything that rings false, on any level - even when I wish he would. I love you pal... honored to share this lifetime with you. 🎂
Not an 80’s action movie villain but I dress like one.
95% grateful... 5% wishing for juuuuust a little more sleep (*percentages subject to change based on hour of the day 😘)
For my 41st birthday (you’re welcome for making you all feel old 🤓) I want to share with you my 7 year-old perfectly hitting upon the secret of how to create art....... Kids, man 😇 I’m filled with gratitude today for the amazing gifts in my life... and equally grateful for all the disappointments and “losses” that ultimately got me here. Happy #NationalWomensDay everybody 😘
This counts as quality time, right?
Trickiest thing with multiple kids is carving out one-on-one time with each of them... but it’s SO important. Had a million things I wanted to get done today, but ultimately, none it would have held a candle to watching my #3 thrive when asked something she’s rarely ever asked: What do YOU want to do? #DivideAndConquer #DivideAndInspire
Lot of gold naked dude statues at this office...
Rain game on point 😏
This is how the media tries to pit us against each other for THEIR benefit. Many outlets do it, so before jumping to point out MSNBC or some other left-leaning shill, let’s just examine this one story. “What state is the best?” is a pretty silly debate. Nobody living in San Diego is going to move to Fargo b/c North Dakota was ranked #1 in quality of life (no offense ND). First, the source: Wikipedia cites “U.S. News and World Report” as criticized for being “dubious”, “disparate” and “arbitrary” (3 words which could, of course, describe almost anything on Wikipedia), but... “U.S. News” does rank Mississippi - in the bottom ten in 6 out of 7 categories & ranked 2nd worst state overall - as having the 6th best quality of life (no offense MS, just unsure how they reached that conclusion). So why is CA dead last? (it actually ranked CA #1 in “Public Health” even though the air quality sucks and ranked the state #32 overall, which they fail to mention) Fox News says CA scored poorly in “environmental quality”, and that the article - according to Fox News - “suggests” Californians are “insufferable.” No explanation of the metric on that, and combing through the article I saw no mention of the word “insufferable”, but... that’s… scary. Not because we can’t be insufferable (we TOTALLY can be - as insufferable as anybody, anywhere), but because the message was clear: “They”… are not you. Look down on this state. Disregard ideas from here - particularly about the environment or social issues - because their environment sucks and the people are so annoying they actually degrade the quality of life - here’s proof! I’ve lived in New England, the deep south, and CA, and I can tell you, “they”… are us. We’re all co-creators of this democracy, and dividing us into opposing camps doesn’t get us closer to solving the problems we’re facing. We’re in this together, people. So next time, when there’s an article about something actually important… let’s stick together & be critical of the messenger before we let them cause us to see a whole group of individuals as “other.” And don’t move here - the traffic is bad enough as it is 😘
Of the six people currently living in our house... the number who can reliably put their own shoes on by themselves is now down to three. #pregnancy 😊 (And 🏆 to @vanderkimberly for being the one who sits the most still while I do it )
Thrilled beyond belief to announce that we are once again adding to our family 😍 And I say “beyond belief” because some people are probably wondering if we’re out of our minds. Which we might very well be... but I couldn’t be more excited. Or grateful. Or in awe of @vanderkimberly 🙌🏻 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mom, I’m a thespian... #tbt ‘92
Took a meeting as a writer/showrunner, but the waiting room had great lighting so I also took a selfie #OnceAnActorAlwaysAnActor 🤦♂️
Had a very depressing President’s Day yesterday. Got really down about the state of the presidency, of debate, of truth… Then I heard Brandon Terry speak about the complexity of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophies on activism, society, and solutions. “I have a dream” didn’t come out of a vacuum, and the fabric of thought in which that speech sat is complicated… but it gave me so much hope. A few takeaways: Thought and activism go hand-in-hand - your thoughts and words have to match your deeds. That doing the right thing is good for the person doing it. That any argument for evil will eventually falter because what props up those arguments runs counter to what we all deep down know to be true. And that King was respected among activists he disagreed with because he showed them the respect of truly trying to understand their argument. Borrowing from a genius as complicated as King is challenging - in a good way - but it restored a lot of optimism for me. I bought his book today - link in bio.
Been asked many times what the song was at the end of ep 105 of #WhatWouldDiploDo. Here, at long last, is your answer. Vid dir by my partner in crime, @brandondermer #Repost @brandondermer ・・・ Check out my new music video LOOK BACK by @diplo x @bigbabydram. Diplo had the idea of making a music video in the other worldly Valley of Fire in Nevada... so we did! Shot on red dragon and a 18mm Leica summicron. —— Camera: @johnfrostt Art: @justinslademcclain Producers: @jamee3 @the_joncarlo Edit: @thesake Color: @rkmstudios_color Stylist: @fatima and many many more.
#tbt Crushing life back in ‘94. Who says you need a cool car, an expensive watch and a great haircut to have swagger? Def not this guy👍