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On Journals and Being a Moron

This May marks my 99th month of keeping a daily journal electronically. Before this, and ever since I graduated from college, I used notebooks for this purpose (college ruled, five subject, I’d tear out the dividers). There are boxes upon boxes of these in my uncle’s shed upstate. Someday, I’ll need to revisit them and… Continue reading On Journals and Being a Moron

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Spring 2014 Teaching Schedule

Here’s when I’ll distribute my wit, wisdom and chocolate via Gotham Writers’ Workshop this Spring: April 5th: How to Blog – in NYC, one-day intensive. April 9th: Creative Writing 101 –  in NYC, part of Gotham’s open house. This a one-hour class, which I describe using everyone’s favorite word, free. April 16th: How to Blog… Continue reading Spring 2014 Teaching Schedule

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Woody Allen on Humor: Exhibitionism, Narcissism, Aggression

In Hebrew, the word  “smile” literally translates to the poetic phrase  “the daughter of laughter,”  according to an article I was reading in an academic journal today. The first comedian referenced in the article is Woody Allen, which made my own smile fade into a raised eyebrow. It’s striking how the news can change the… Continue reading Woody Allen on Humor: Exhibitionism, Narcissism, Aggression

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Rats Giggle, The Importance of Play, and a Night at the Rubin

Here’s how I define “interesting”: an experience that leads me to ask (and seek to answer) compelling questions; causes me to plan follow-up experiences that would have never occurred to me otherwise; and (at least slightly) alters the course of my intellectual, creative or physical life. So, last Friday night was interesting.  I went to… Continue reading Rats Giggle, The Importance of Play, and a Night at the Rubin