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Sure, anyone can make words on a screen. And anyone can yap into a microphone. But how many can do both?

Sunshine Saved My Life

My wife likes to joke that I have no soul, because I don’t cry. She, for the record, weeps at the drop of a hat: during movies, a commercial, while reading… She even cried at the birth of both our children, and seriously, who does that?

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The Character Study of Cinema

I remember sitting in a theater, watching Dances With Wolves. Behind me was an obnoxiously stupid woman who chitchatted throughout the film, and became especially noisy during one scene…

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One Step Back

In certain areas on this planet, women can be (and are) put to death at the whims of men. With an air of condescension, we Americans shout, “Look at those savages!” But are we really the superior nation when we subjugate women using legal means, not blunt force?

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Do Not Go Gentle…

The problem with America—or maybe most people in the world—is that if given the option of being challenged, or catered to, the majority will choose “catered to.”

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A Fetish for the Ages

I two-armed a particularly large batch of items, and as I tossed them into the washing machine you started howling. You were off my lap and head first into the washer before I could react. Over the shoulder you threw item after item, digging deep into the pile of stinkables waiting to be cleaned.

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