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My son, Charlie, said his own name for the first time yesterday then continued to be cute just to spite me.

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I am in the process of reviewing the completion of my New Year’s resolutions and establishing new goals for 2014. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. I’m always happy to listen and incorporate feedback whenever possible.

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Stick a piece of construction equipment outside the house, and this boy thinks it’s better than any television, water slide, swing and iPad combined.

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From a piece in TIME entitled It’s a Man’s World, and It Always Will Be by Camille Paglia (author and professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) comes these two paragraphs which I found incredibly intriguing and thought provoking.  I’m not saying I fully agree with what Paglia asserts here, but I’m…

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As our holiday season draws to a close, I wanted to point this out to you. It’s a Christmas special that I watched and loved as a child and adored entitled Twas The Night Before Christmas. I showed it to my daughter a couple days before Christmas, and she’s watched it at least half a…

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The Portuguese edition of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend. I love this cover.

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A friend on Twitter recently asked for advice on maintaining long-term friendships. She was having a hard time remaining connected in meaningful ways with her friends and was searching of ideas. My advice was simple: Center each friendship on a project, activity or goal. Always have something to do. Perhaps this is a male instinct,…

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Except for the location, date and the gender of the teacher referenced in this newspaper clipping, there have probably been a few students over the years who would’ve written this about me. That said, I think Garnet Thompson and I would’ve gotten along marvelously.

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Another Christmas and another outstanding haul of gifts from my amazing wife, who understands me so well. Some people wish for cashmere sweaters, brand new video game systems, stylish watches and jewelry. My hope is often for the least pretentious, most unexpected, quirkiest little gift possible, and she never fails to deliver.  For the past…

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