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On Sunday, our family spent some time in the presence of the Wienermobile, an enormous hot dog on wheels used to promote Oscar Meyer products. Our friend, Robin, once drove the Wienermobile, so we have heard many amusing stories about it. We also spent some time in the presence of the Nutmobile, an enormous peanut…

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I had my first colonoscopy of my life yesterday. This might seem like oversharing, but it’s not. Here’s why: My friend – nearly ten years older than me – hasn’t gotten a colonoscopy yet because the procedure makes him nervous. Another friend – five years older than me – has also avoided the procedure “just…

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A popular chain of sushi restaurants in Taiwan announced a limited time offer last week: Any customer whose name includes the Chinese characters for the word “salmon” gets an all-you-can eat sushi meal with five friends. A lovely little promotion. Right? I was admittedly a little jealous at first, knowing that my last name would…

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The Flying Wallendas are the world famous circus act and group of daredevil stunt performers who perform highwire acts without a safety net. I recently learned about their history, and it’s surprising to say the least. Their decision to perform without a net came as an accident. In 1928, after performing for years in Europe and Cuba, they debuted their…

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This is astounding.   According to the latest Pew poll on discrimination in America, Republicans believe the single-most discriminated group in the United States is white people.   Coming in a close second is Evangelical Christians.   And since more than 90% of Americans who identify themselves as Republicans are white, this means the vast…

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I’m spending this week writing about writing:   Specifically, I plan on dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions about the witting process, in hopes of helping writers, teachers, and parents assist themselves, their students, and their children become more enthusiastic, more effective writers.   After all, most people in this world do not write.…

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I’m spending this week writing about writing:   Specifically, I plan on dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions about the witting process, in hopes of helping writers, teachers, and parents assist themselves, their students, and their children become more enthusiastic, more effective writers.   After all, most people in this world do not write.…

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I’m spending this week writing about writing: Specifically, I plan on dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions about the witting process, in hopes of helping writers, teachers, and parents assist themselves, their students, and their children become more enthusiastic, more effective writers. After all, most people in this world do not write. They don’t…

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I’m spending this week writing about writing: Specifically, I plan on dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions about the witting process, in hopes of helping writers, teachers, and parents assist themselves, their students, and their children become more enthusiastic, more effective writers. After all, most people in this world do not write. They don’t…

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I’m going to spend this week writing about writing: Specifically, I plan on dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions about the witting process, in hopes of helping writers, teachers, and parents assist themselves, their students, and their children become more enthusiastic, more effective writers. After all, most people in this world do not write.…

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