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Social Media Manifesto

  Many people are unhappy. They feel anxious. Sad. Betrayed. Defiant. Many people are happy. They feel safe. Exuberant. Vindicated. Heard.   I’ve lost a fair number of friends during this election cycle. Folks who held their allegiance to an…
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Why I’m Running the LA Marathon (Again)

This will be my fourth time to run a half or full marathon to raise money for clean water projects in Africa. The distance doesn’t intimidate me as much as it once did. I won’t be breaking any personal records…
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Then, Who Won the Space Race?

My last post on why “America Did Not Win The Space Race” ruffled some feathers on Reddit and Twitter. So before I go further let me put a few things straight: 1. Americans walked on the Moon. Period. Moon landing…
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America Did Not Win The Space Race

Griffith Observatory Telescope

I love space. The untamedness of it. The danger. It is the definition of bigness. It lends us perspective and can make us afraid. It is the final frontier. Actually… no. To say that space is the final frontier implies…
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Happiness is Bunk

Sometimes while sipping a tonic of cynicism I wonder if our notion of happiness is just a marketing campaign dreamt up to sell laundry detergent and tickets to a certain mouse infested theme park. Companies tease us with the chimerical…
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Can You Afford to Stay Home & Write?

Staying home to take care of your kids and focus on your writing is a laudable goal. It is vitally important, however, that you consider all the financial repercussions of this decision. No one (who knew what they were talking…
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7 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Stay-At-Home Writer / Dad

Before You Take The Plunge Staying home with the kids may seem like a no-brainer for the aspiring writer who’s been dying to get serious about his writing career. There are plenty of good reasons to go this route. For…
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