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Perhaps you’ve heard about Michael Rotondo?  He’s the 30 year-old man who was recently sued by his parents in an effort to get him to move out of their home. His parents claimed that their son does not pay rent or help with chores, and has ignored his parents’ offers of money to get him…

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My son, Charlie, turned six today. Six years ago (but it feels like 600 years ago), my little boy entered the world. At the time, I wrote extensively about his birth (as I did for my daughter), so today, on his birthday, I offer you a few highlights.  ______________________________________ Charlie was born via a planned C-section…

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Episode #2 of our podcast Speak Up Storytelling is now ready for your listening pleasure.  On this week’s episode, we talk about finding and crafting stories in your everyday life using Homework for Life.  Next, we listen to a story by Michelle Sebastianelli about her hilarious and tragic attempt to transform herself through yoga and discuss…

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I bought some new golf shoes last summer.  I was walking through Golf Warehouse with my friend, Plato, when I came upon the shoe department. Sitting on the very front of the department was a pair of waterproof golf shoes. “I’ll take these,” I said. “That’s it?” Plato asked incredulously. “You’re not going to look…

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I stepped away from my laptop mid-sentence to use the bathroom. When I returned, the cats were flanking my laptop, and this is what I found.  Why do they always manage to pick off the most-often-used letters? It’s like they know. the best way to hurt me.  It took me 15 minutes to find the…

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Last night I had the pleasure of addressing the annual meeting of the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA as their featured speaker. After hearing my bio, I was asked how I manage to be so productive, and as if often the case, almost immediately, someone in the group said, “You must never sleep.” While…

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First words from my daughter today: “Daddy, I noticed the word repair on a bottle next to your bed. Did you know that the r is an r- control syllable exception because the r is supposed to say ‘er,’ but in this case, it sounds like ‘air.’ Neat. Huh?” I’m not sure which is more disconcerting: That…

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Summer is rapidly approaching. This means grilling outdoors and eating lots of my second favorite food in the world: The hot dog. On one of our earliest dates, Elysha and I went somewhere for hot dogs, and I discovered that Elysha and I had something monumental in common: We don’t like any condiments on our…

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As a reluctant atheist, I find myself envious of those who possess an unwavering belief in a benevolent God and an everlasting life.  I can’t imagine how comforting that must be. For the record, the actual God of The Bible is not exactly benevolent. I’ve read the book cover to cover three times, and I’m…

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