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On July 11 of 2017, I was walking with half a dozen teenage girls across the quad at Miss Porter’s School toward the dining hall. They were my camp counselors – Miss Porters’ students who were helping me teach about 25 other girls from around the world about writing, speaking,  and storytelling. We were heading…

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I received some good news today.  Back in July of 2017, I was blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter after tweeting at him:  While there are ways to get around a block and see Trump’s Twitter feed, the block prevents me from ever commenting on any of his tweets or tweeting directly at him. I…

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As you may know, the President has blocked me on Twitter.  Shortly after I fired off three successive tweets at him this summer about his failure to produce his promised tax returns, Trump tweeted some inane nonsense to the world and then blocked three people (likely the three at the top of his feed), including…

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I don’t think it’s wise to parse the words of someone as erratic and incompetent as Donald Trump, but this recent tweet is a real doozy and demands a little scrutiny.  Take a look.  Let’s dig in. First, we have the President claiming that the book is boring. But the only way to determine if…

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After almost a year of tweeting at Donald Trump, he finally blocked me from access to his Twitter feed yesterday.  This is mostly bad news. Admittedly, it has become a badge of honor to get blocked by Trump. Since he has stated unequivocally that he is the only person with access to his personal Twitter…

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I’ve been using Twitter since 2008. My handle is @MatthewDicks. Jump on a platform early enough and your name is always available.  I receive much of my news via links provided by the people and news organizations I follow on Twitter. I communicate with friends, acquaintances, and business associates via tweets. I tweet at Donald…

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This is a beautiful story. If you ever lived in Massachusetts, and especially in the greater Boston area, this will ring so true. People in the Boston area are hardcore.   It’s Marathon Monday in Boston. As the runners make their way along the race route, a man stands on the side of the road,…

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Follow this timeline, especially if you don’t use Twitter and haven’t seen any of the Donald Trump-Saturday Night Live sparring matches.  I’m honestly not sure which is funnier: Saturday Night Live’s weekly skit on our President-elect: Donald Trump’s inevitable, almost immediate, thin-skinned, sad trombone response to the skit via Twitter: Alec Baldwin’s eventual and always…

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Dan Kennedy is an author, storyteller, screenwriter, and host of The Moth’s podcast and their live shows. I first met Dan in 2011 when I took the stage for the first time and told a story at The Moth. He was hosting that night. I took the stage, shook his hand, and told my story. I…

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As a New York Yankees fan – as well as someone who supports science and knows that evolution is real – I’ve never been a fan of Curt Shilling. But when Shilling took to Twitter last week to congratulate his daughter on her invitation to pitch for the Salve Regina University baseball team, Internet trolls…

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