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In November of last year, I told this story about my high school sweetheart at a Moth GrandSLAM in Brooklyn. I was lucky enough to have the story air on the Moth Radio Hour and their podcast a couple months later. I can’t tell you what a honor and thrill that is. I hear from…

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Last night I was fortunate enough to win The Moth’s GrandSLAM in Somerville, MA. I told the story of my decision to confess to a crime I did not commit after a $7,000 deposit went missing from the McDonald’s that I was managing in Bourne, MA, and a police officer made the decision that I…

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I have never entered a strip club. Sitting beside my male friends and watching women who want nothing to do with me remove their clothes has never appealed to me.  Unified public, unsatisfied arousal is just not my thing.  I attended a bachelor party at a strip club once, but when we arrived at the…

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The following is a story that I told at a Moth GrandSLAM at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA in March of 2015.  The theme of the night was Once in a Blue Moon. I told a story about a bee sting that changed my life.  I finished in second place.

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The first gift that my daughter ever received was a stuffed ear of corn from our friend, Justine. It’s been sitting on the corner of her bookshelf for the last six years.  She knows that it was the first gift she ever received – given to her before she was even born – but she’s…

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Each month I post the progress of my New Year’s resolutions here as a means of holding myself accountable. The following are the results through the month of February. PERSONAL HEALTH 1. Don’t die. Didn’t even come close to dying. 2. Lose 20 pounds. I remain just one pound down. At this pace, I will…

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I received this incredibly sweet but slightly parroted message from my kids just before I took the stage in Brooklyn to compete in my tenth Moth GrandSLAM last week. When I saw my daughter the next day, she asked how I did. “Second place.” “Again?” she asked. In ten GrandSLAMs, I’ve only won once and…

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In an effort to hold myself accountable, I post a list my New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of each month, along with their progress (or lack thereof). With one month to go, it’s looking like I will complete 15 of my 25 goals for sure, with an outside chance of completing as many as…

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I was thrilled to learn that one of the stories that I told at a Moth StorySLAM in Boston last year was featured on their podcast this week. I’ve seen a much younger version of myself on The Moth’s homepage once before, but it’s very much like seeing one of my novels on a bookstore…

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The following is a story that I told at a Moth GrandSLAM at The Music Hall at Williamsburg in 2014.  The theme of the night was In Your Face. I told a story about a childhood battle with a not-so-nice cat. I finished in second place.

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