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I have a habit of including real people in my fictional stories. If you’ve read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, you might know that Mrs. Gosk is a real person. She was my colleague for 18 years until last year when she terribly, tragically retired. If you have the audio version of that book, you…

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In what I can only describe as the most astounding editor’s note I have ever seen, the editor of a piece in the Huffington Post entitled “Donald Trump Suggests Colin Kaepernick ‘Find A New Country’ After National Anthem Protest” included this at the bottom of the piece: “Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence…

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This video shows thousands of Pokémon Go players in Taiwan stampeding after a Snorlax — a relatively rare creature in the Pokémon pantheon. It’s kind of unbelievable. You may think this is a sign of the apocalypse. A signal that human beings have lost all sense of what is good and right. End times. People…

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I realize that Sebastian of The Little Mermaid is racial insensitive at the very least, but I’ve always loved the song “Kiss the Girl.” But in a nod to the fact that everything can be ruined if you want to ruin it bad enough comes “Kiss the Girl” in a minor key, which sounds like…

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Clara handed me this broken percussive instrument. “Can you fix this?” she asked. “What happened?” I asked. “Charlie and I are playing camping. We made a tent and everything. And Charlie’s a Canadian woodsman. This is his axe. He was chopping trees, and then he tried to chop down the wrong tree. Which was actually…

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Ants have invaded the room in our house where the kids play. They are angry. Outraged, really. They told us to call an exterminator. So we did. He arrived yesterday. I started to explain the problem, but Clara and Charlie interjected, bringing him to the room and explaining the problem themselves.  I just watched and…

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Forget the gender implication contained in this graph. Where is black? I’ve always thought that the concept of a favorite color is kind of strange. My color preferences tend to depend upon context. I might prefer red in some circumstances and green in others.  But if pressed, I say that black is my favorite color.…

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Earlier this month, Elysha and I produced and performed in a show at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT. Having been in that theater before to see some incredible musical acts, it was a thrill to take the stage and perform.  Our storytellers were outstanding that night. One of our best shows ever. I’ll always remember…

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I played golf last month with a guy who is works in the corporate world. He’s got a degree in math and an MBA, but he also has a newborn son at home and wants to find a way to spend more time with his family. He’s fed up with the corporate culture and has done well…

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