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Maybe it’s just me, but the weirdest thing about wearing makeup to the gym – which I see more often than you would think – is that the gym is a place where the expectation is that you need not look your best self. Yes, I understand that some people want to put their best…

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On Saturday I wrote a defense of that famous Peloton ad and braced myself for a scathing assault from the masses over my opinion. Given the outrage at the commercial, I assumed that everyone hated the ad in equal measure. Surprisingly (and happily), I was wrong. Other than a couple of readers pushing back a…

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I’ve got a lot to do during this upcoming winter vacation. I’ve got two magazine columns to write. I have a book proposal to finish. I have a novel to get off the ground. I need to rewrite large segments of a theatrical show for a well known comedian and performer. I’m producing a show…

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On episode #77 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, special guest Kathy Binder and I talk storytelling! This week’s episode features the first half of a storytelling show at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts as part of a weekend of storytelling instruction. Following the stories, Kathy and I discuss each one.…

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On episode #77 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, special guest Kathy Binder and I talk storytelling! This week’s episode features the first half of a storytelling show at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts as part of a weekend of storytelling instruction. Following the stories, Kathy and I discuss each one.…

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In case you didn’t hear: One Million Moms – an organization populated by a group of hateful, stupid bigots – successfully protested the Hallmark channel’s airing of a Zola ad featuring a wedding between two women, claiming that… Actually, never mind. It’s not important what their rationale was. I’m sure you can imagine their level…

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This entire film was make with an iPhone 11. And yes, it was done by Hollywood director David Leitch with a full crew of professionals, but still… it was made with an iPhone 11. A phone that millions of Americans already have in their pockets. The barrier to entry in the film world has been…

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know that I take my goal setting and New Year’s resolutions very seriously. Since 2010, I’ve posted my resolutions on my blog, and at the end of every month, I post my progress or lack thereof. Years ago, I came upon a piece in…

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Now that the entire world has expressed their utter hatred for the latest Peloton commercial (causing the company’s stock to plunge more than 15%), I’d like to defend the commercial. A little bit. In a lot of ways, this Peloton commercial is just like every other Peloton commercial. Place the bike in an enormous, unrealistically…

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As part of the talks I’ve been doing about “Twenty-one Truths About Love,” I’ve been encouraging folks to write. Write something. If all you write is a short account of every day – just a few sentences – that would still be more than enough. In fact, it would be a treasure to your future…

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