Call Your Mother

Happy Mothers Day to all moms out there, particularly my wife the superhero known as Gotham Gal and my mom who reads this blog religiously so I know she’ll read this post.

Tom Friedman has an oped piece in the Times today titled Call Your Mother. It’s about his mom who passed away this past year at the age of 89. He ends it with the following line:

So on this Mother’s Day, if you take one thing away from this column, take this: Call your mother.

I sure wish I could call mine.

After reading that how could you not call your mom? I’ll be making my call this morning once I am sure she’s up.

The photo that anchors this post was taken by my oldest daughter Jessica who contributed it and two other of her works for a charity art show called Art Action that is running this weekend at 7 Mercer Street here in NYC. We visited the show yesterday.


I wanted to buy something to contribute to the causes that the show is supporting and decided to purchase the photo that anchors this post for my mom as a mother’s day gift. It’s called Lava Rock and it reminds me of my mom. Happy mother’s day mom.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. Jon B

    We don’t need no stinking Thomas Freedman to tell us to call our moms. He should just go back being a zionist tool that he is. Leave the humanity to the rest of us.

    1. fredwilson

      You spelled his name wrong

      1. Jon B

        Big deal Fred! Try to pay attention to the message rather than spelling i.e. the guys is a big fat tool. Capice?

        1. Jessica

          whoa chillax, jon b. maybe you should try to read his column and pay attention to the message i.e. we should appreciate all the hard work our moms do or have done to make us decent people.

          1. Jon B

            Jessica,Unlike you I don’t need to be reminded by a tool that I need to call my mom or appreciate her. By the way, decency and Thomas Friedman (correct spelling Fred happy now?) ought not to be used in a same sentence.

  2. Aruni S. Gunasegaram

    Nice photo! I’m no Tom Friedman but I came up with a poem of my own for Mother’s Day: http://www.entrepremusings….