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This video was sent to me by Chris Harris, filmmaker who created this short film about an imaginary friend about a few years ago. He recently read MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND, and it naturally made him think a lot about Mr. Boo. I loved the film and wanted to share it with you. It’s…

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A podcast that I listen to discussed this question: Do you prefer to be overdressed or underdressed? Not surprising to many, I always prefer to be underdressed (even ahead of appropriately dressed), for three reasons: 1. It’s always more comfortable to be underdressed (at least for me), and as a human being and a grown…

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There was once a device marketed to housewives  that would charge anyone who wanted to ring the doorbell 10 cents as a mean of reducing the number of traveling salesmen knocking on their doors. In order to ring the doorbell, a visitor had to deposit a dime in a slot right next to the bell.…

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On Thursday night I was fortunate enough to win my third Moth StorySLAM of my storytelling career at The Bitter End in New York City. The theme of the night was AFTERMATH. I told a story the decisions that my parents made when I was a child and how the birth of my own children…

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My daughter told me that she was asked to try “gross food” at school today. “Gross food, Daddy. Black food. Black, gross food. Black and gross.” I was admittedly concerned at first, unable to conjure the image of what might constitute a black and gross food. After some questioning, it turns out that she was…

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In addition to my fairly useful super powers is one that is no less extraordinary but useless. Whenever I wake up in the middle of the night, for whatever reason, I can accurately state the time within fifteen minutes of the actual time, and oftentimes much more accurately than that. Every time, without exception. How…

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