No Problem, Mr. Walt

On Saturday, April 21, 1989, as my father opened the doors to our fine art gallery in Old Town Pasadena, he was met by two L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies asking if he had a son named Walter Hackman, Jr. They informed him that my only sibling had been murdered for a mere $50.

Becoming Aware

Lisa Garr wants you to stop going through the motions in life. She wants you to become aware. Her mission on her internationally syndicated radio program, The Aware Show–and now in her first book–is to inspire positive growth in all areas of life and bring conscious conversations into everyone’s living room.


In 2010, Ann Imig organized a live-staged reading event in Madison, Wisconsin, to bring together her community—mothers and non-mothers alike—and provide a forum for a diversity of voices to share their personal stories. These readers spoke honestly and openly about motherhood, family, childhood and parenting. And so, the Listen to Your Mother movement was born. This one event quickly grew into…