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InstaHate

My wife, who is a talent manager in Hollywood, has 84,000 followers on Instagram. This is mostly because of her client Selena Gomez. Selena fans, or Selenators as they are known, skew toward the teen and pre-teen.  They are big users of … Continue reading

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PAVEL’S MOUSE

A couple months ago, I clipped a news item for my wife. It was about an alleged rape at her old high school in New Hampshire. To me, the story was of passing interest, mainly because it occurred at her … Continue reading

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FREE TOM DAILEY

As I watched coverage of the latest shooting, I thought of Tom Dailey, the Sprint employee who got in trouble last month after the Nashville theater attack. Dailey was being interviewed on live TV by Fox News anchor Shepard Smith.  While breathlessly … Continue reading

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CLEANLINESS NOT NEXT TO GODLINESS IN OUR HOUSE

Happy birthday, Leens! I won’t bother trying to find the perfect gift.  You return most of my presents anyway.  Instead I’m giving you this blog post, plus a manicure and pedicure. When you were a little girl in Manchester N.H., you used … Continue reading

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IN A BIG COUNTRY

Scotland votes on Thursday whether to leave the United Kingdom. This made me think of two things. First, I was on vacation with my family in Africa last year.  I didn’t have anything to read to my son at night.  We … Continue reading

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7-STEP GUIDE FOR EXTREME HOCKEY GRIEVING

With only two teams left in the NHL playoffs, a growing number of friends and relatives are dealing with the heartbreak of their favorite teams being eliminated. Myself, I watch from greater emotional distance this year, since my own favorite … Continue reading

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BOLSHY, DOUGHTY SWEDES

The grandparents were in town last weekend. They always inject some unpredictability into proceedings. For instance, I wasn’t prepared for the intensity of my 79-year-old mother’s attention to the NFL Draft Combine. For those unfamiliar with the Combine, it’s a … Continue reading

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