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In order from right to left, my daughter identified these cardboard cutouts as a ballerina, bones (not bad), a baseball player (close enough for a toddler), a witch and a chicken.   That is not a chicken. That is not even close to a chicken. I told her, but she didn’t buy it. I added…

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Imagine: You launch a podcast in order to share your passion about books and story with the world. You dedicate your time, money and expertise to the cause. In return, you expect nothing. In fact, you actively reject opportunities to profit from your enterprise. As a result of your time and effort, a community of…

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My three year old daughter specifically requested the song Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini while in the car yesterday. Earlier in the week, when the song Dancing in the Moonlight came on the radio, she raised her fist into the air and shouted, “King Harvest!” followed by “Is he really a king,…

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The Internet is one of humankind’s greatest achievements. It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without it. Still, I can’t help but think that before the Internet, this sentence, and sentences like it, never existed: Need. Coffee. Now. There’s something to be said for the old days.

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MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND had an interesting week. Early in the week, I was contacted by a reader who had borrowed a signed copy of the book from a friend under the condition that it be returned in perfect condition. A few days later her dog ate the book, necessitating an emergency phone call…

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My daughter, a possible future geologist, handed me a rock today and told me it was “the shiniest rock in the whole wide world.” It wasn’t. Not even close.

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