I feel like a little bit, like, I'm the Braveheart of creativity.
South Park started as a little video Christmas card.
I've been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.
I get a little behind during Lent but it comes out even at Christmas.
You have to remind kids to stay connected to the meaning of Christmas. Sometimes it takes a little bit of effort but it's so worth it.
Now I'm an old Christmas tree the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.
There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that nor our bed - the four-poster - I'll be needing that to die in.
I love giving gifts and I love receiving them. I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts. You see their little faces light up and they get excited. If it's a really good gift I love receiving it like jewels small islands.
Pets like their owners tend to expand a little over the Christmas period.
I suppose for me as an artist it wasn't always just about expressing my work I really wanted more than anything else to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.
When you have a great and difficult task something perhaps almost impossible if you only work a little at a time every day a little suddenly the work will finish itself.
A little less complaint and whining and a little more dogged work and manly striving would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
It took a lot of blood sweat and tears to get to where we are today but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today.
Then I read Little Women and of course like a lot of really young girls I was very taken with Jo - Jo being the writer and the misfit.
Show me a frigid women and nine times out of ten I'll show you a little man.
And what I saw happening is that women don't make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.
The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one. I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.
When I get up and work out I'm working out just as much for my girls as I am for me because I want them to see a mother who loves them dearly who invests in them but who also invests in herself. It's just as much about letting them know as young women that it is okay to put yourself a little higher on your priority list.