One of the targets was Village Shalom, where my Grandma lives. Guess it’s only a matter of time before gun violence touches us all.


Oh look, someone back home seems to be shooting at people in their cars. For fun.

That’s cute.

"I only lasted two days [in New York]. I never went back if somebody turned me down, and everyone turned me down! I thought it was very embarrassing, humiliating. I said to this one woman—I said to a couple of people: ‘you’ll be sorry.’"

— Barbra Streisand

"You have to surrender [yourself] to the fact that, yes, you are one of too many, in a highly competitive field, where it is difficult to stand out…for now. Over time, through your work, you will demonstrate who you are and what you bring to the field. Just stay with it, and keep working."

— Lisa Kudrow


According to all reports, there is no known motive for the shooting. Like it even matters, at this point… 

"It doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."

— Lucille Ball


This is one of the songs I hear everyday as I walk the streets of New York. Literally…I make sure of it.

"The role played by firearms in homicide is fundamental and, while the specific relationship between firearm availability and homicide is complex, it is clear that a vicious circle connects firearm availability and higher homicide levels."

— 2011 UN Study of Global Homicide


To the zoo to view a few…dudes who shoot at me and at you.


Best teacher ever.

  • YOUNG STUDENT: No really, I always just leave these blank, it's fine.
  • ME: I believe you, but today we're going to show our work like the directions say to.
  • YOUNG STUDENT: No, Jon, we aren't supposed to!
  • ME: You aren't supposed to show your work? Is that why it says right there, in bold, to "show all work in the space provided?"
  • YOUNG STUDENT:, it's...Jon...(choking up) you're ruining my life!
  • ME: I know, I totally am, but you know--it was bound to happen sooner or later.