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1. Always remember and constantly remind others that Donald Trump became President by losing the popular vote and winning the Electoral College by the fourth slimmest margin in American history. About 25% of Americans voted him into office. And he managed this victory with help from the Russians, who decided that he was their preferred…

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We’re so fortunate. Our children are truly beloved by so many of our friends.  One of those friends is a woman named Kathy, who our four year-old son Charlie feels a special affection for. A few nights ago, as my wife was tucking in Charlie, he said, “Kathy is my friend.” “I know,” Elysha said.…

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I just completed what might be the final edits to my next novel, The Other Mother. After turning in the manuscript to my editor, she returned it to me with editorial suggestions. I considered the suggestions carefully, agreed with more than 90% of them, and made the changes. After reviewing my revisions, my editor returned…

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Anne Frank would be a 77-year-old woman living in the United States today, but she and her family were denied entry to our country as refugees because of a fear of European immigrants during World War II. This hateful, bigoted Muslim ban must be lifted. Refugees are some of the most hard working, patriotic people…

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A few years ago, I met a man in a workshop that I conducted for would-be authors on finding a literary agent. He was earnest, enthusiastic, and hopeful. He liked the workshop a great deal. He later became a friend on Facebook and would occasionally attend my storytelling shows.  Last week, I received an email…

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I was asked by many people on Monday morning about the AFC championship game that I attended on Sunday night. One of the most frequently asked questions was: “What time did you get home?” I arrived home on Sunday night around 1:00 AM, but I explained that it was fairly early given the fact that I…

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My longest and best friend, Bengi, and I met behind the counter of a McDonald’s restaurant in Milford, MA in 1987. For a moment, he didn’t like me, but then we became fast friends and have been side-by-side ever since.  By 1989, we were living together in a townhouse in Attleboro, MA that we affectionately…

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My friend Andrew – a golfing fanatic – ruptured his Achilles tendon while playing basketball last week. It’s going to be a long road to recovery. Three months in a walking boot. Eighteen months for a full recovery.  The next golfing season in serious jeopardy. My friends and I have a sack of golf balls…

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