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There is something to be said about the golden age of literature: The time when television, film, video games, and the internet did not steal away eyeballs of potential readers. Authors like Fitzgerald, Hughes, and Austin had enormous audiences of readers just waiting for their next books, aching for a new story or poem, because reading…

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Elysha and I didn’t attend the March for Our Lives yesterday. Thankfully, blessedly, our two children are unaware of the Parkland shooting and all that has happened in response. We’ve done our best to shield them from this unfortunate reality for as long as possible. Preservation of childhood innocence. A chance to move through the…

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I’m writing to you today for a different kind of reason today. I hope you don’t mind. And it’s storytelling related.  I have a book coming out on June 12. It’s my first nonfiction title, and I’m excited and nervous.  Excited because I’ve wanted this book to exist for a long time. Nervous because it’s…

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My daughter, Clara, has weaponized our cats by pointing the laser pointer at me, thus creating two unstoppable, relentless, feline missiles.  I had no idea that she was such an evil genius. All she needs now is a volcanic lair and some red-shirted henchmen. 

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