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Too much screen time is not a good thing, but if the kids are going to use the iPad, finding them squeezed onto a single chair, sharing the iPad and talking about what they are seeing and doing, ain’t a bad way to go about it.  

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A couple weeks ago I spent the day at a high school in Bethany, CT teaching storytelling and hosting a story slam. The woman responsible for bringing me to the school asked what kind of sandwich I would like for lunch.  I said that something with meat and cheese would be fine. At lunchtime she…

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Slate’s John Dickerson recently published a piece entitled: The Presidential Job Application: Seven questions we should ask anyone who wants to become President. Over the course of the next seven days, I plan on completing Dickerson’s application by answering each of the questions. I’ve always wanted to be President, so perhaps my answers will be…

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A student taught me this game.  Take a pillow. Place it on the floor. Place your little brother atop the pillow. Place a second pillow atop your brother, placing your brother between the two pillows.  Jump on top of the second pillow and shout “Sandwich Man! Sandwich Man!” This is a game that I would’ve…

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Slate’s John Dickerson recently published a piece entitled: The Presidential Job Application: Seven questions we should ask anyone who wants to become President. Over the course of the next seven days, I plan on completing Dickerson’s application by answering each of the questions. I’ve always wanted to be President, so perhaps my answers will be…

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