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This really is perfect. The strategy. The tone. The ability to utilize the strategy on an almost daily basis. I love t.  I’m not sure if it will still apply by the time my children are in need of this kind of coercion (we may have the Internet implanted in our brains by then), but…

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Mortensen’s is a restaurant and ice cream shop located on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, CT. Years ago, I stopped at Mortensen’s for dinner with a friend and hadn’t been back since. A couple weeks ago Elysha and I brought the kids to Mortensen’s for ice cream, and since that fateful night, Elysha has complained…

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Just six days until our inaugural Speak Up storytelling event at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 PM. Admission is free. Beer, wine and snacks will be sold at the venue. If you plan on attending, please go to our Facebook invite page and let us know to help with…

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Each week, amongst the many interesting, insightful and occasionally scathing comments on my blog, I find comments by businesses and/or spammers who are clever enough to construct comments that avoid spam detection technology. I delete these comments and ban their IP address, but I know that I will be doing the same thing again tomorrow…

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I wrote a poem about my son today. I’ve been working on it for three days, including about an hour this morning. I’m ready to hear what people think. Suggestions? The second line was especially troubling for me (I’ve written it about three dozen ways), as was the transition from the second line into the…

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In the recent Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent death and apprehension of the alleged bombers, we did not turn on our television once. All of my news came via Twitter, which provided links to stories from reputable news organizations like The New York Times, Slate, The Daily Beast and more, as well as links to…

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