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This church sign in Newton, MA is fascinating. What did you see when you saw it?  Presumably the intent was, “God is now here.” But if you’re me, I saw “God is nowhere.” Spacing is everything.  But maybe I’m being too presumptuous. Perhaps the minister or sign attendant or even the congregation took a long, hard…

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Donald Trump and his Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, claim that all 14 of the women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment and/or assault are lying. At the same time, Trump admitted to sexual assault while aboard an Access Hollywood bus back in September of 2005, and his description of this assault is strikingly…

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John Wooden famously said, “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” In other words, what do you do when there’s no one to either praise or scold you? It’s a good definition of character, but there is one flaw: If you have an exceptionally high opinion…

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Oftentimes Elysha and I see or hear our kids do something and can’t believe what just happened.  A few from this week.____________________________________________ I picked up Charlie, who is five years-old, from his hip hop class on Tuesday. From the waiting room, I heard his class end, then Charlie and a couple kids lingered for a bit…

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During intermission at last night’s Moth StorySLAM at The Oberon in Cambridge, I went to the restroom. The Oberon has converted its formerly gender-specific restrooms to gender-neutral restrooms. When I entered what was once a men’s room, I was greeted with the typical line that can be found during intermission, except that this line contained…

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Belinda Carlisle claims again and again in her 1987 Billboard #1 hit “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” that: “They say in heaven, love comes first.” No, they don’t. This is not a commonly used (or ever used) expression. No one says this. This song is the only place where these words are spoken. In…

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Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, tweeted the following thread that I have cut and pasted here in the event you don’t use Twitter or didn’t see it on Twitter. It’s fantastic.________________________________ Here is a thread about Donald Trump getting hilariously lost in his own lying.  This is what Trump told radio host Mike…

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I’m not asking for much. When construction begins on a new project, could we require that a sign be erected explaining what this new project will be? Last year, a gas station was removed from a plot of land near my home, and construction immediately began on something new. I drove by the site almost…

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Nothing to see here. Just a pre-sunrise conversation with my eight-year old daughter, Clara, about what the word “stillborn” means, followed by a flood of tears over the fate of Elizabeth Adams, the stillborn daughter of Abigail Adams. I love parenting.

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