Category Archives: teenagers

My “Best Blogs 2013” Series continued: I’ve become Polonius!

Continuing my year-end best blogs 2013 series, today we get personal. I wrote this when my twin sons were going off to college last August. Since then, one son converted from dorming to commuting and about a week later, found … Continue reading

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On Marriage: 27 Years later, it is Still About The Girl

Twenty-seven years ain’t a drop in the bucket, brothers and sisters, unless you are Cher, Joan Rivers, or Bill Cosby. Being married for 27 years, well, not everyone makes it this far. Doesn’t make me better or worse (yes, I … Continue reading

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Thank you all

Over the last few days, I took a risk that scared the Hell out of me. I gave away writing I worked so hard to give quality. I gave it away on three days leading up to Thanksgiving, as a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Hey, you’ve been part of a great creative year for me and to say thanks, I want to give something back to you. So from Monday, 11/25 through Wednesday 11/27, I am offering a free Kindle download of CITY OF … Continue reading

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Giving Our Sons Away

This weekend was Move-in Day for both colleges my sons are attending. I hate those colleges right now because I had to give my sons away to them. I keep remembering when The Wife was pregnant. Such a tiny girl … Continue reading

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OMG, I’m Polonius! – an Open Letter to My Sons as They Go off to College

None of the following is your fault; it’s mine. Intellectually, I understand that it is your time to go off to college, but emotionally my heart has slipped out of chronology and keeps going back to when you were two, … Continue reading

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Not EVERYTHING is about race

On Facebook today, someone shared the racist comments made about Marc Anthony when he sang the National Anthem before the All-Star Game this week. Anti-Mexican slurs flowed, suggesting Anthony, who I believe is a Native New Yorker, had no right … Continue reading

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The USA is stronger than a magazine cover

There is a controversy now about the latest cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. It features an apparently cleaned up version of a headshot of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Bomber. Some say Rolling Stone has made him “look like a … Continue reading

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What do we do after Zimmerman? Listen to Abuela

In the aftermath of the Zimmerman acquittal, with factions still wounded by the decision, groups still debating what happened, how it happened, what went right, what went wrong, and what it all means for the Americas (white America, black America, … Continue reading

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The Soft Knock of Manhood

There was a soft knock in the door at 5:30 this morning. A light tapping requesting admittance while not wanting to awake us abruptly as they returned from Project Graduation. There was a thoughtfulness to that knocking and that is … Continue reading

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