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This is almost too ridiculous to believe. Elysha and I were driving through Hartford on interstate 84 when we saw a billboard advertising Lady DUI, an attorney who specializes in DUI cases here in Connecticut. My first reaction: How is someone with a suspended license supposed to see this billboard? Later that day I visited…

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This is a topic that recently came up on another blog that I read, and it’s a journal topic that I invite my students to write about each year. Children love to write about disgusting and inappropriate things. As do I. I have a great many contenders for grossest thing ever I once saw the…

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Playing golf on Thursday, my friends noted that my persistently awful tee shot probably has something to do with my arms. “You have Popeye arms,” one of them said. “What the hell are Popeye arms?” I asked, stepping away from the ball.  “Look at your forearms,” the other one said.  “They’re bigger than your biceps. …

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Here is a list of some of my stranger super powers: I haven’t thrown up since the riding on the Music Express at Rocky Point Amusement Park in 1982. I drank more alcohol from the age of 19-22 than most people drink in a decade, yet I’ve never had a hangover. Despite this, I very…

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This summer, I will be appearing at bookstores throughout New England and New York in order to promote my second book, UNEXPECTEDLY, MILO.  Last year I appeared in about two dozen locations throughout New England, and at each stop, there were people waiting to hear me speak.  Sometimes the audiences were large.  At a couple…

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My wife has been trying to bring back the high-five ever since I’ve known her. She’s also been trying to rid the world of bumper stickers, but that’s a story for another day.   In honor of her unwavering support of the high-five, here’s a surprisingly amusing video about the etiquette of the high-five.

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My daughter, Clara, has an uncommon love for books.  She’s sixteen months old and is utterly fascinated by them. Tonight I watched her remove a book from your toy box and carry it through the kitchen, into the living room, and over to her tiny green chair.  Once there, she climbed into the chair, sat…

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