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Meet the Likely Next President of My Alma Mater – ME

July 5, 2017
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I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but, begrudgingly, I may have to put my island life retirement on pause and return to work. That’s because odds are I will be selected as the…

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Trading Stories at My College Reunion

June 27, 2017
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I just returned from my 40th college reunion. It was an amazing experience to reconnect with many people I have not seen in decades. What college did I attend, you ask? Well if you guessed…

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A Parent’s Commencement Address to His College Graduates

June 13, 2017
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[Author’s Note: Both of my daughters graduated from college this year. This is my commencement address to them on reaching this important milestone in life.] Today marks the official start of your lives as college…

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Breaking up with an English Teacher

May 30, 2017
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[The following text exchange took place between a female business executive named Roxanne and her boyfriend of four years, Virgil, a high school English teacher.]  Roxanne: Dear Virgil, I gotta tell you something and it’s…

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President Trump, the Results of Your Psych Eval Are In. We Need to Talk.

May 16, 2017
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Dear President Trump, My name is Dr. Nathan Feingold. I’m Head of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Recently, you received a court order to submit to a battery of psychological tests due to widespread…

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Day at the Museum

May 9, 2017
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As a good husband, I try to feign interest in my wife’s favorite passions. It’s easy when we’re talking kittens or kayaking. But the next time my wife asks, “Honey, how would you like to…

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The Joy of Sleeping

May 2, 2017
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Three of the greatest pleasures in life – and I’m sure you will agree – are: relaxing poolside in a sunny tropical location, eating cookie dough ice cream, and sleeping. When my number is up,…

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United Airlines Brings Back Its Friendly Skies

April 25, 2017
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Lately, United Airlines’ longstanding motto, Fly the Friendly Skies, has taken a serious tumble. On a recent flight four passengers were told they had to disembark to make room for airline personnel. One of the…

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If I Ruled the World

April 18, 2017
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The world is falling apart. People are oblivious to the needs of others. It seems nobody ever holds the door open for the next person anymore. We’re all in a rush. We blame others for…

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How to (Almost) Kill Kittens Without Really Trying

April 11, 2017
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Let me set the record straight: I love kittens – and cats of all ages and breeds – with the exception of Persians (I just don’t trust those shifty little eyes). My wife and I…

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