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I don’t understand anyone who sits still while talking on the phone. I don’t speak to people on the phone often, but when I do, you can bet that while I’m talking, I’m also emptying a dishwasher, sweeping the kitchen floor, folding laundry, or doing any number of mindless chores in need of completion.   I…

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Director JJ Abrams has announced that there will be gay characters in future Star Wars films. ““When I talk about inclusivity it’s not excluding gay characters. It’s about inclusivity. So of course there will be gay characters.” “I would love it. To me, the fun of Star Wars is the glory of possibility. So it…

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Caught in the Middle is a contemporary musical that journeys through a day in the life of middle school children. Touching on their, teachers, home work, lunch, “going out”, bullying, friendship, and resolution. Don’t miss the world premier of this wonderful show. Tickets will be available at the door. Or email vculligan@att.net to reserve at will…

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This simple rule – which I live by on a daily basis – has brought me great happiness and peace and allowed me more time to do other, more meaningful things. I offer it to you: If someone is experiencing good fortune or unexpected luck, and it comes at no expense to me or anyone…

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There are moments in my life when I feel disconnected from pop culture.  My inability to name more than three television shows currently airing on traditional network television (NBC, ABC, CBS) The fact that my three year-old son can identify songs on the top-40 radio station faster and more accurately than I can, even though…

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My daughter and I pulled this book off her shelf last night, written by a former student named Maddie and given to Clara when she was born seven years ago. It’s been hiding in the back between other books.  My wife taught Maddie as well. One of those rare students who was blessed with having…

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I have never entered a strip club. Sitting beside my male friends and watching women who want nothing to do with me remove their clothes has never appealed to me.  Unified public, unsatisfied arousal is just not my thing.  I attended a bachelor party at a strip club once, but when we arrived at the…

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If you know me at all, you know that an enormous part of my mental energy is directed at my relentless fear of death.  It is more constant and overwhelming than you could ever imagine. And perhaps for good reasons. Two near-death experiences (one and two) involving paramedics and CPR and an armed robbery that resulted in…

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I didn’t care about Japanese history all that much. I especially didn’t care about the history of Japan pre-1900.  But someone who I trust recommended this video to me, and now I recommend it to you. It’s unusual and unique and captured my attention in ways I never imagined it could. It brought history to life,…

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I love Flossie Dickey. I’m sure she wasn’t trying to be obstreperous in this interview, but I’m glad she was. The reporter speaks to her like she’s a child, and then she and the director speak about her as if she’s a houseplant. It’s condescending, insulting, and stupid. I only wish Flossie Dickey would’ve punched…

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