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A blog by Matthew Dicks

Weinermobile

By mattyd | March 31, 2021

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…

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My colonoscopy

By mattyd | March 30, 2021

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…

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Salmon chaos

By mattyd | March 29, 2021

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…

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The Flying Wallendas did a hell of a lot of falling

By mattyd | March 28, 2021

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…

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White people face enormous discrimination, at least according to white Republicans

By mattyd | March 27, 2021

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…

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Writers need purpose

By mattyd | March 26, 2021

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,…

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The writing process is messy

By mattyd | March 25, 2021

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,…

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“Add more details”

By mattyd | March 24, 2021

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…

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“Think at the end of your pencil” is not a thing

By mattyd | March 23, 2021

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…

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Writers often don’t know what we are doing.

By mattyd | March 22, 2021

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…

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