Wake up call
Mar23

Wake up call

by Gonzalo Salinas Every morning after my run on the beach and my morning rituals, as I drive to work, I see the kids from the South Beach Elementary crossing the street, I see the cuban windows full of people buying their morning cafe cubano, I see the many yoga fans carrying their mat to their morning practice and I see the magic atmosphere of the beach waking up and starting the day. I cross the MacArthur causeway admiring the...

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McDonald’s Drive-Thru, 8:23am
Jan28

McDonald’s Drive-Thru, 8:23am

by Wentworth Miller McDonald’s Williams, California December 23, 2013 8:32 AM (approx.) I pull into the drive-thru, empty except for the giant white Suburban ahead of me, coming abreast of the callbox, like a yacht docking. When the window rolls down I can see the driver in his side mirror. Male, bald, mid 30s. The intercom crackles as a McDonald’s employee pitches whatever it is he/she’s been ordered to pitch at the...

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Diner – by Wentworth Miller
Aug22

Diner – by Wentworth Miller

april 2013 by wentworth miller i was sitting in a diner on colorado boulevard the other day, enjoying a nice breakfast with a friend (late 40s, a working mother of three), when a homeless man materialized next to us. i say “materialized” because i had no awareness of him entering the restaurant (even though i was seated facing the door) and no awareness of him approaching our table. yet there he was. tall, thin, white,...

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What Dad Taught Me
Jun17

What Dad Taught Me

by Matthew Alexander Sloane In considering how to be a good father, I’d have to speak from no experience, because I don’t yet have children. Even if I’ve cultivated a sort of “inner-father” to myself after leaving home. So, in honor of Father’s Day, I want to share what I learned from my father that I choose to emulate—today and in anticipation of having children of my own. Here’s the top 10 of what I say to myself… thanks to my...

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For Julian – 20 Things I Wish I’d Known at Age Sixteen
Jun12

For Julian – 20 Things I Wish I’d Known at Age Sixteen

As Father’s Day approaches, those of us who are fathers may remember advice we gave as a parent. All of us may remember what advice we got from our own dads. Some of us may also recall pieces of advice we wish we’d paid more attention to at the time. Dr. Charles Maclean sends us this ‘wisdom list’ that he wishes in retrospect he’d heard and followed some years ago, which he dedicates to a neighbor boy who...

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Watching Them Watch Me
Feb09

Watching Them Watch Me

Love is a golden vessel, containing, by its very nature, both joys and sorrows. The poignant reality of this human condition is beautifully shown in a recent memoir from the New York Times, sent to us by Alain Hunkins, The MKP Journal’s Corporate Leadership & Facilitation Contributing Editor. Anyone who has ever suffered the slow loss of a spouse or a parent will feel this moving story by Times writer Dean E. Murphy. It...

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