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Whenever I speak at an author event, I make a point of recommending books to the audience. The following are the books that I am recommending on my current book tour: I loved this book, and I think it is excellent for adults as well kids. It would be a challenging book for even my…

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Whenever I see photographs like these, I am struck by the fact that I don’t have a single photograph of me and my father together. I know that taking photos before the age of digital photography was not as easy as it is today, and it’s true that my parents were divorced when when I…

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One of the goals of my future podcast, at least until my theoretical listeners redefine my goal through their input, will be to offer unpublished writers, readers, and even fellow authors a glimpse into the daily life of an author. It’s the kind of thing I would like to hear: Successful authors talking about their…

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Apparently my daughter has chosen to ignore the recent Bumbo seat safety recall. I found this in the living room today: How do I tell her that the sunglasses won’t make a damn bit of difference if Lamby falls out of that seat?

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For someone who loves golf and entrepreneurism as much as me, I thought this was impressive: While waiting in line for a Moth StorySLAM last week in SoHo, I watched a man set up a driving range in an alley between two building. Using real golf clubs and crushed milk cartons, he charged people for…

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The following are the four lowest forms of human communication, in no specific order. I’m willing to consider additions to the list, so please feel free to offer me your thoughts. 1.  The demanded apology 2.  The absence of a thank you note complaint 3.  The “I’m angry at you and will therefore write an…

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After allowing our daughter’s hair to grow past her waist, my wife and I decided that it was time for my daughter’s first haircut. We expected it to go poorly. Our daughter is a slow-to-warm-up child who does not embrace change and tends to avoid new experiences whenever possible. The idea that a stranger would…

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My daughter doesn’t understand tag. She thinks that the person who is “It” is the one who is supposed to be chased. She points her finger at me, shouts, “You’re it!” and then waits for me to run away so she can chase me. I have tried and tried to convince her that it’s the…

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