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When It’s Summer Here.

The following is a seasonal rebuttal to my friend Kerry’s post rhapsodizing the coming of fall to New York City (it’s a lovely post, albeit somewhat early; be sure to pop over and read it here: http://www.kac-paragraphs.com/2013/09/when-its-autumn-here/). Lest we forget, folks, summer still has a couple of weeks left in...

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Change.

Your underwear. Definitely your underwear. Every day. Your mind. Your order. Your direction. The batteries in your smoke detectors. Your hair color. Your attitude.   Change. Is there any word that strikes terror in the hearts of men (and, yes, women) more than CHANGE? Change means THE UNKNOWN is out there (cue ominous music)....

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!

William Shakespeare.  Never has there been a name that strikes fear into the hearts of students like WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. “You mean we have to read Julius Caesar … AGAIN? Uggggghhhhh.” I was one of those students. There was a point during each school year after about 8th grade or so when I could think of nothing more...

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There’s So Much More Than Anger

I’m angry.  I’m angry that there’s evil in this world. I’m angry that my best friend, who worked and sweat and trained for months to run the Boston Marathon, was stopped more than 20 miles into her shining moment and told she couldn’t continue. I’m angry that a child’s life was lost....

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I Wrote A Post? This Must Be Serious.

This is, indeed, serious. This is about friends and kids and cancer and HAIR. A strange combination, true, but those things are coming together this morning in a very important, very special way. My friend, client, and fellow happy monger, Dan Stewart, has a head fulla dead sexy hair. In just about 5 hours, he’s gonna shave...

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OW! Why’d You Kick Me?

I can be a pain in the ass sometimes. It’s true. Let me back up for a second. It’s not that I AM a pain in the ass, but I can BE a pain in the ass. Things you oughtta know about me. I … Have a mental “red pen” and compulsively edit my Twitter stream as it rolls past (and everyone’s Facebook statii, too, thank you Meg)....

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Sure, You Know Me. But Do You Know That I Know That You Know Me? I Don’t Know.

Is it possible to really get to know someone through a series of tweets, Facebook comments, or blog posts? Can we really get to know people online? I submit that doing that is no different than meeting people in your neighborhood, at the grocery store, in bars or restaurants … you get the idea. In those places, just like...

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