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First, a fact: People do not like to listen to other people complain. This seems like a fairly obvious statement, yet I hear people complaining constantly. I try not to complain. I aggressively try not to complain. I am a bit of a complain-avoidance machine. Part of it is an awareness of how complaints are generally…

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The New York Times ran a piece a few years ago that featured 25 “writers’ rooms.” Spaces where writers did their work. Here are a few: That same year, The Hartford Courant did a feature on me that included my writing space, which was and still is the end of the dining room table.  Not…

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Last summer, our beloved cat, Owen, passed away. We lost Owen’s brother, Jack, about eight years previously.   It was a difficult loss for our family. A couple months after Owen’s passing, the kids began asking for a new cat. I wasn’t ready yet, and Elysha had sworn repeatedly – to anyone who would listen…

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Louis CK: I said hello to him at The Moth Ball, an annual fundraiser for The Moth. He was the guest of honor that night. He nodded in my general direction.  David Blaine: I met David Blaine at The Moth Ball. I told a two minute version of my GrandSLAM winning story, which Blaine later…

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