When parents become locusts — the Easter egg hunt tragedy

It’s a sad state of affairs when you find parents acting more childish than the kids. It’s really bad when they do it during a holiday. I was sitting at home on Easter, recovering from a nasty cold, when I came across a story about an Easter egg hunt gone horribly wrong. The Pez candy …

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New Peanuts movie keeps spirit of creator’s vision alive

I’m a sucker for the classics, for originals. I like many of the things I saw and experienced from my childhood, and I always feel a little bit of trepidation when there’s an announcement that something is going to be redone, revamped or rebooted. Those terms are usually code for “We’ve seen it done this …

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Sinfully delicious video offers new take on ‘Son of a Preacher Man’

I love a variety of music, but I especially like finding artists who are not necessarily out in the mainstream, who are in their niche for the joy of the art and not setting a goal of making millions. Back in 2007, I found out about a then-Washington, D.C., musician named Tom Goss. He actually …

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The presidential election ride, where no one can hear you scream

It’s just under eight months until the general presidential election, but it feels like a neverending story—a neverending horror story. Primary elections have been underway since early February, sometimes one state at a time, sometimes multiple states on the same day, engaged in a shell game to win a magic number of delegates. Not many …

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Fact or fiction? The inner workings of the reality in novels

This week, schools are celebrating “Read Across America” with a wide variety of reading activities. Definitely a positive thing, in my view, as it promotes lifelong reading, which is good, as no readers in the world would result in my life not having any meaning. I don’t write a lot regarding the intricacies of crafting …

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