It’s another one of those ‘Confused Gandalf’ memes that i don’t know how to write:

Spielberg praised the couple for being there for him and wife Kate Capshaw on every step of the Shoah Foundation journey. “When there is need, they are there. Tom and Rita, a dynamic duo that in our world of superheroes, just know this — their superpower is to be human which brings to mind a quote from the poet Iain Thomas.

Here’s the quote: “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

Inside Shoah Foundation’s Ambassadors for Humanity Gala With Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks

It’s really quite amazing how “the little blog that could” has grown up to be quoted by the likes of Steven Spielberg.

As usually, mostly i’m terrified of being found out.


This will be one of the odder posts.

The I Wrote This For You book has been translated to complex chinese and published in Taiwan (and some other places… Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, maybe Malaysia… but i’m not sure).

The publisher is doing delightful things like publicity. And, in that spirit, i present you the IWTFY promotion video!

Now i’m waiting for the Japanese publishers to get in touch… not that they haven’t already turned us down en masse!


To The Awkward Ones


As a parting shot…

After a little over five years of near daily posting (yes, we took some breaks…) the ‘I Wrote This For You‘ blog has come to an end. At least for now. Maybe one day there will be new things to be said, or old things can be said again new ways, but for now it feels like enough.

Thanks to all for the support and encouragement.