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Silver linings that shine brighter than all the diamonds in the world…

Balance exists in our lives. It is not always easy to see, and if you subscribe to certain eastern philosophies, you may never recognize this balance as it permeates myriad lifetimes. But, as I accuse some people of the need … Continue reading

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A tale of The Lonely Island & a cool quarter of a million bucks.

The Lonely Island is a comedy troupe made up of three guys from Berkeley. I find them pretty damn funny. As a strange coincidence, their name always makes me think of my step-brother and his buddies who were putting out … Continue reading

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Sweetest things.

Last week was busy and manic and potentially tumultuous. Starting out with a surprisingly significant personal disappointment, moving through a stressful professional situation, and culminating with an emotional few days with my stressed out end-of-smester kids. But, sweeter things prevailed. … Continue reading

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…

I am a huge advocate for all sorts of birthday celebrations. I see nothing strange or unusual in using the entire month of one’s cumpleaƱos for a series of fabulousness of any scale. A barbecue? A boat party? Brunch? A … Continue reading

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With honor, gratitude and hope: 9/11 ten years on.

Are we gonna learn about 9/11? Yeah, we gon’ talk about that like everybody is right now? In the first week of school my students were answering the question I had put forth to them: What do you need to … Continue reading

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Pay it forward.

Storage units are funny things. I mean, not really funny like haha. Funny like they are metaphors for a lot of shit. I actually hate storage units. I mean, the idea that we have too much stuff to keep it … Continue reading

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Making lemonade.

Her: God, I had such a crappy day. It was like everything I did went wrong. Him: Aw, I am sorry to hear that. Is there anything I can do? Her: No, it’s cool, I just decided to let it … Continue reading

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