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I’m obsessed with this video, but I’m worried that I might be the only person in the world obsessed with this video, and that may say something not-so-great about me as a human being. 

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When state-run television Fox News publishes poll data like this, there should be absolutely no question about the will of the American people.  Yet not a single one of these measures have been put into place.  When the American people overwhelming support legislation, and that legislation does not happen, there is only one reason: Money. …

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Last night my family attended my school’s first ever International Night. I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t involved in the planning of this event, so when I arrived, I was blown away by all that we experienced. Lining the walls of the cafeteria and the hallway were booths featuring countries from around the…

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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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My aunt sent a text message to the family this week informing us that her landline phone number was no more.  It was a phone number that I have known since I was a boy (41 years according to her), and it’s one of the last phone numbers that I know by heart I know…

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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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In the past nine years, I’ve attended hundreds of book clubs to talk about my books. It is by far one of my favorite ways to meet readers, because unlike a book store or library appearance, these folks have already read my book and are prepared to ask some interesting questions. I’ve also learned that…

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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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