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There are many ways to ensure success (or disaster) at your wedding. After almost two decades of working as a wedding DJ and minister, with hundreds of weddings under my belt, I have seen them all. Perhaps I’ll write a book about it someday. Oh the stories that I could tell… Last night’s wedding was…

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Killing your wife is a terrible, heinous, immoral act, even if she has been nagging you for years. But it takes an especially evil man  What was this guy thinking? Killing your wife is a terrible, heinous, immoral act, even if she has been nagging you for years. But it takes an especially evil man to build…

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It was a big month for me, and while these resolution posts are probably the least-read posts on my blog, they are some of my favorites, especially after a good month.  Two difficult resolutions were accomplished this month, and progress on many others continues at a steady clip.  1.  Lose 23 pounds, bringing me down…

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I was on the elliptical, flipping between channels on the adjacent television. On an ideal day, there is a movie, a Yankees game, a SportsCenter and a rerun of The Daily Show all airing at the same time to keep me entertained. Even two of these is great. I stopped flipping at AMC, a channel…

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The New York Times recently published a list of the most looked-up words of 2011. Below is a list of the top 20. I only knew the meanings of 14 out of the 20 words. Just 70%. That’s a C- level of understanding. Don’t tell my students. The words that are bolded are the ones…

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There have been many improbable moments in movie history, but I would argue that there is nothing more improbable than the final scene from The Goonies, in which Chunk invites Sloth to live with him. Let’s put all custody issues aside, though they would be considerable. Is the movie-goer really expected to believe that Chunk’s…

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From Jason Kottke: In the early days of Google, Sergey Brin ended his job interviews in an unusual manner. “Finally, he leaned forward and fired his best shot, what he came to call ‘the hard question.’ ”I’m going to give you five minutes,” he told me. “When I come back, I want you to explain…

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It’s official! There will be a staged reading for The Clowns, the rock opera written by Andy Mayo and myself, at the Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT. The Playhouse has hired a director, a music director, and a stage manager. Auditions will take place in the next couple months, and if I would…

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I have been told by many authors and would-be authors that they are very jealous of my agent, Taryn Fagerness, and the near-perfect relationship that we have. I don’t blame them. I can’t tell you how fortunate I feel to have her in my life. She is my business partner, but more importantly, she is…

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