Posts Tagged ‘Season 8’
A New Season Begins
Hey everybody! Well, I’m running around New York City like a chicken with its head cut off getting ready for our opening show.
As I have said, we’re taking the Dr. Phil show to the streets this year — taking it directly to you viewers, where you live physically and emotionally. Today alone, I’ve been talking to people at a hot dog stand next to Madison Square Garden, at the Empire State Building, at Sylvia’s soul food restaurant, even on an Amtrak train, which took me and my crew to Philadelphia and back.
I have to tell you, it feels so good and so right to be talking with people in the real world, because that’s where I come from. Talking to people on the train for example, hardworking people headed in to work, and talking about their challenges — the spirit is amazing, and the sense of humor! HA! I love these people. New Yorkers are hilarious and some do pretty good Dr. Phil impressions!
It's My First Day of School
One thing I’ve noticed about life is that it moves to a rhythm. There’s a rhythm to the change of the seasons, the time for vacations, the annual rituals of your family with birthdays and such. And for all of us, there was a rhythm with the beginning and ending of the school year.
When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for the end of school — to go rushing out that school door like in the movie Grease, to spend three glorious months sleeping late, hanging at the community pool and having fun. Even the summer job didn’t dampen the spirit because we didn’t have to study and sit still! But by the end of the summer, I was always getting bored with my “freedom” and secretly wanted to get back to school, and friends, and football and all the activities that went with it. Cracking the the books would be endured in exchange for the good parts! (more…)