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True story: When swimming became popular in England in the 19th century, the new municipal swimming pools displayed frogs in tubs, so that would-be swimmers could learn from their movements. A few thoughts about this: As odd as it may sound, it was a pedagogically sound decision. Modeling is incredibly important when it comes to…

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I think this will make you laugh, but it may also frighten you a bit: The Danish equivalent of the BBC has a new, animated series aimed at children ages 4-8 about John Dillermand, the man with the world’s longest penis who overcomes hardships and challenges with his record-breaking genitals. With the aid of his…

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It makes no sense. I went to get bloodwork yesterday morning for an upcoming physical. Quest Diagnostics has an excellent system in place. When you arrive at their facility, you click a link that was texted to you an hour before the appointment, letting the technicians know that you’ve arrived. You receive an immediate response…

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In the midst of an incredibly challenging week, I thought I’d offer you this bit of good news if you haven’t already heard: When police officer Matt Lima responded to a shoplifting incident at a Stop & Shop in Somerset, Massachusetts five days before Christmas, he found two women with two young children who were…

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My book’s birthday is today! My sixth novel and seventh book. Those are crazy words. I still can’t believe it. Not that long ago, I was hoping that someday, maybe, I might find a way to publish a book. One book would’ve made my dreams come true. Seven seems ridiculous. This book’s birthday will sadly be…

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Kara Alaimo on CNN.com writes: “Dads, I have a New Year’s resolution for you. It’s no secret that the pandemic has left many moms feeling stressed, besieged and utterly on their own. In surveys, moms say this is because they’ve been left to handle most of the burden and logistics of caring for and educating out-of-school kids…

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Yesterday I was asked what lessons I have learned from my four years of tweeting about Donald Trump, replying to his tweets, suing him for blocking me on the platform, and using Twitter almost solely as a means to engage with the President. It was a great question. After giving it some thought, here are…

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Things have come fully circle in my relationship with Donald Trump on Twitter. On July 11, 2017, Trump blocked me on Twitter after I suggested that if he was going to end Obamacare and deny healthcare to 25 million Americans, he shouldn’t be allowed his own healthcare coverage until his own often-touted, never-before-seen plan was…

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Back in November, Elysha and I purchased a Nordictrack stationary bike, similar to a Peleton but with several additional features that made it a much more appealing option. The bike, for example, can rise and descend to mimic the terrain on the screen. It has a fan to cool you as you ride. It has…

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Yesterday, I pointed out that January 5, 2021 was an especially excellent day for me. My friend’s open heart surgery was successful. My upcoming novel received an outstanding review from the Associated Press. It was looking like the Senate might flip to Democratic control. If January 5, 2021 was an extraordinary day to remember, January…

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