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I worry about a lot of things when it comes to the pandemic, but one of the more insidious concerns of late has been the welfare of my children. You only get to be a child for a short period of your life, and now, with the coronavirus cancelling the Little League season, dance recitals,…

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Yesterday I played the Unpopular Onion Game, listing 10 things that I don’t like but many people do. In addition to some much appreciated support for items like pickles, sushi, and Will Ferrell’s comedy, I also received lot of questions about some of the items on the list. I’ll do my best to answer some…

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10 Things Other People Seem to Love that I Truly Dislike Pickles Wes Anderson films Steely Dan Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade The Big Bang Theory Candy Crush Sleep Alcohol Sushi Will Ferrell’s comedy

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Several weeks ago, back when the world was still normal, a popular meme went around on social media called “Never Have I Ever.” The goal of the game was to give yourself a point for every item on the list that you had never done. Here’s the list. It was a good premise, but I…

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Critical, reasonable, and yet still unanswered questions asked of a President who last week joked about having sex with models and bragged about his popularity on Facebook while discussing the number of Americans who may die as a result of COVID-19. It is time for all Americans to put aside any partisan support of this…

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On episode #92 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling! In our follow up segment, we debut our first bot of content on our Patreon page , announce online workshops and shows, and a weekly free storytelling workshop for families on Facebook Live and YouTube. STORYTELLING SHOWS 2020 April 18:…

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My wife, Elysha, is clever and funny. Legitimately so. It might be her most attractive quality. Actually, her most attractive quality is probably the way she dances. She and I danced in the kitchen two nights ago while she was cooking dinner, and it might’ve been my favorite moment so far in 2020. Sorry you…

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It’s become quite popular for meeting facilitators, presenters, professional development administrators, and the like to begin their meetings, workshops, and sessions with these two elements: Norms Goals Neither one of these elements inspire me with confidence. Yesterday I wrote about my problems with norms. Today I’ll address my issues with goals, sometimes expressed as objective,…

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It’s become quite popular for meeting facilitators, presenters, professional development administrators, and the like to begin their meetings, workshops, and sessions with these two elements: Norms Goals Neither one of these elements inspire me with confidence. I’ll address the establishment of goals tomorrow, but today, allow me to deal with the insidious rise of norms,…

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