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The Cancer Movie

In the movie in my mind, I am the valiant card-carrying cancer warrior, a runner of marathons and wearer of pink. I carry a shield emblazoned with “I SURVIVED!” in huge letters as I cartwheel into oncology offices and sprinkle… Read More ›

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  • O Captain! My Captain!

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    Robin Williams turned me into a teacher. Turned me onto poetry. Made me want to believe in the power of words and music. Granted, he didn’t write the screenplay for Dead Poets Society, but I doubt it could have been told… Read More ›

  • The Harry Potter Post

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    Seven years ago today, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released to millions of waiting fans. I was one of them. A few years later, when the last Harry Potter film was released, I wrote a retrospective on what… Read More ›

  • I Don’t Do Politics

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    This is for Michael who asked me to write something political: I don’t write about politics. That isn’t to say that I don’t have political opinions. I certainly do. I’m a registered voter. I read the newspaper (one of the… Read More ›

  • The Tragedy of Netflix

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    I’ve become obsessed. Sherlocked. I’m a Cumberbitch. A Sherlockian. A Holmie. A Baker Street Irregular. Whatever you want to call it, I’ve got it. And I’ve got it bad. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine bought me Season… Read More ›

  • Happy Fourth of July!

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    Wishing Everyone a Happy July 4th! “Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is… Read More ›

  • Off To Camp!

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    The bags are packed. The duffels have shipped. The stationary and envelopes have been carefully organized and pre-stamped. My daughter is leaving to sleep-away camp. It’s her first time going, but not my first time sending a kid away for… Read More ›

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