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My daughter teaches me something new every day. Today she reminded me that if given the opportunity to walk on the sidewalk or the more precarious curbing, the curbing is always much more fun.  We sometimes forget these little things as adults. We must remember to look to our children for these reminders lest become…

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I did not like this piece by Jessica Grose in The Daily Beast defending the toddler bikini. I don’t like it at all.  I’m not quite sure how I feel about toddler bikinis. Honestly, I think I agree with Grose on the issue for the most part, but I don’t like her argument one bit.…

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This is a 1929 postcard of the original Protestant Cathedral at Yawgoog Scout Reservation on Wincheck Pond’s Thrush Cove, courtesy of The Story of the Yawgoog Trails. I love this photo. The site of the Protestant Cathedral at Yawgoog is one of my favorite places on the planet. But my heart also aches while looking…

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Less than two weeks before our inaugural Speak Up storytelling event at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. May 4 at 7:00 PM. Admission is free. If you plan on attending, please go to our Facebook invite page and let us know to help with the head count. Today I’m proud to introduce our sixth…

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My four year-old daughter shocked me today by spelling the words “stop” and “go” on the way to school. “But Dad!” she yelled. “I can’t spell slow down. It’s so frustrating.” I thought stop and go were pretty impressive.

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The Daily Beast reports on a new book, The Newlywed’s Guide to Physical Intimacy, available in stores soon: A new sex guide to be published in Hebrew aims at teaching orthodox Jews the basics of sex. How basic? The book goes as far as outlining the anatomical differences between males and females. The author, Dr.…

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…but fifteen minutes after my wife left for the park with the kids, I abandoned the laptop and followed. Yes, I failed to meet my daily writing goal. Yes, there is still work to be done on my manuscript. Yes, the problems with the manuscript still plague me. But as you can see, it was…

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On this week’s episode of Parks and Recreation, Patton Oswalt guest stars as a resident who invokes a bylaw about citizen filibustering to delay a city council vote. The show’s producers gave Oswalt full creative power for the scene, asking him to simply “ramble a bit about whatever subject he wanted.” And he did —…

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