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There are few things I despise more than a person who attempts to use their authority, wealth, or privilege in order to procure unearned or undeserved favors or benefits, which is why this video so appalling to me.  Though I believe that we should never judge someone by their worst moment, this particular moment (captured on…

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I went to bed at 3:30 AM because Elysha went to bed early and didn’t make me come to bed with her, so I stayed up all night writing and drinking A&W root beer. Then Clara woke me up at 5:20 because she sleeps like her father, which is to say not much at all.…

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I’m trying to complete the revisions of my next adult novel, and it seems like at every turn, someone is hell bent on slowing my progress. Last night it was the cats, Tobi and Pluto, choosing the space on the table directly in front of me to commence their battle. How is a guy expected…

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About a dozen years ago, I starred as the ogre in Plato Karafelis and Rob Hugh’s children’s musical Stone Soup at the Park Road Playhouse in West Hartford, CT. Tonight the roles were reversed, and I had the pleasure of watching middle schoolers perform the musical while I was sitting in the audience alongside Elysha…

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I’m not a philosopher by training, but I studied philosophy in college and have continued to pursue my study to varying degrees in my personal life. This does not make me an expert. But if I were to teach a class on philosophy on the high school or college level, I would use this board…

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Every Friday, students and teachers in my school gather for an assembly called Town Meeting to celebrate children’s voices. Through writing, art, and song, kids share their work with hundreds of fellow students and parents. Part of this process is an interview with one of the writers, and one of the questions traditionally asked is,…

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If you’re ever flying into or out of Toronto, you’ll probably be flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport.  But there is another, lesser know international airport in Toronto called Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and it’s an interesting little place for a few reasons. First, the name: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Doesn’t exactly roll off…

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