In college, my favorite professor taught all the writing courses I took, and often, after a particularly raw critique of my work, he would see my frustration and say in a gruff but encouraging way: Keep the faith.
One of the many perks of living in downtown Los Angeles is the direct access to goods and services. If you're willing to hunt just a little, you can often find products with fewer middle men in the way.
S jr has started to roll. We've already had a couple of near-falls and good god let me tell you it's not easy to get my heart rate back down after a sudden lunge. The days of plopping him on the sofa and casually walking away are so very over.