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As a person who teaches elementary school, publishes novels, writes for magazines, owns and operates a wedding DJ company, runs a storytelling organization, and performs onstage regularly, I am often asked how I manage to get so much done. This question is almost always followed with this assumption: “You don’t sleep much. Do you?” Yes,…

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Tomorrow Seasons Up Close, a news program from the publishers of Seasons magazine, debuts on channel 3 at 11:30 in the Hartford market. This will also mark my television debut. Much like my role in the magazine, I will be doing the final segment of the show (and future shows), which will be a short bit…

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This video shows thousands of Pokémon Go players in Taiwan stampeding after a Snorlax — a relatively rare creature in the Pokémon pantheon. It’s kind of unbelievable. You may think this is a sign of the apocalypse. A signal that human beings have lost all sense of what is good and right. End times. People…

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David WIllis – a pastor interested in “encouraging married couples and families” and who founded StrongerMarriages.org and the Marriage app as a way to encourage couples to build stronger marriage – writes in TIME of three types of television shows that every married couple should watch in order to improve their marriage: A show to help you…

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My kids are currently watching large amounts of the television show The Octonauts. They also own many Octonauts toys. I tend to avoid watching these shows with my kids, and when I do, I rarely pay much attention. I listen to podcast, work on stories in my head, and make excuses to leave. Despite my…

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On the heels of my own list of New Year’s resolutions comes my proposed resolutions for the National Football League. There are many serious issues that the NFL needs to address. This list does not touch upon the more complex and serious issues facing the NFL but seeks only to increase a fan’s enjoyment of the…

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I was recently sitting at my desk in my classroom, drinking a Diet Coke while correcting papers. A colleague walked in, and as we wrapped up our conversation, she commented on the soda that I was drinking. “You know, Diet Coke really isn’t good for you. You drink way too much. You should think about…

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It seems as if I hear someone say that they are overwhelmed or someone they know is overwhelmed or a certain segment of the population is overwhelmed almost every day. I don’t get it. The average American watches 34 hours of television a week. Spends almost two hours a day on social media. Spends 40…

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I applaud the NFL for their recent “No More” campaign, targeting domestic violence and sexual assault. I hope they continue to raise awareness and assist victims in every possible way. But their recent series of television ads baffle me. The ads, which feature prominent football players staring in silence at the camera, end with the…

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Thinking about watching another episode of The Big Bang Theory tonight? Or one of those acronym shows? NCIS? SVU? CSI?    Don’t. They’re all kind of stupid, I’m sure. It’s true. I’m judging television shows that I’ve never actually seen before, but at the very least they’re formulaic. It won’t kill you to miss one.…

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