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Why Mars Matters: Elon Musk and Finding Your One Great Thing

NOT SURE WHETHER YOU NOTICED, but while you were struggling to find a new word for “innovation” and finishing that PowerPoint slide explaining Facebook’s algorithm changes for the umpteenth time, a dude from California shot a car into space. Granted, … Continue reading

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I Remember Blaze Bernstein

I REMEMBER BLAZE BERNSTEIN. I remember countless synagogue services, Sundays at religious school drop-offs and pick-ups, various special events over the past decade and a half. I remember him at my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, his smile and his enviable ability … Continue reading

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One Year Later

Washington, D.C. – Nov. 8, 2017 IT HAPPENED ONE YEAR AGO. I was here in Washington, D.C., when I found out. This was the epicenter of the earthquake, the unexpected tremor that sent me reeling. I remember the shouting and … Continue reading

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A Peek Into “Mercy”

HERE’S HOW THE WRITING PROCESS GOES FOR ME: Come up with a vague idea in the middle of the night. Spend three years taking that vague idea and making it something real that someone would want to read (and do … Continue reading

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The Country We Deserve

I ONCE WROTE ABOUT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT WHO BLEW HIS HEAD OFF IN FRONT OF HIS CLASSMATES. I wrote about 9/11 and Columbine, about Virginia Tech, Aurora and Portland. About Sandy Hook and Charlie Hebdo. About Orlando and Dallas, … Continue reading

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Trump Can’t Hate — What He Does Instead Is Worse

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP RESIGNED LAST WEEK. That’s not a Pollyanna dream. It’s not the blind hope of a defeated electorate. It’s the truth. President Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, abdicated his leather throne when, faced with … Continue reading

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Zaria’s Gate Now Available on Amazon

Zaria’s Gate was originally titled “Reaper” and began with a sentence that popped into my head one night: “Death wore a hoodie.” I don’t know exactly why that happened, but I loved it and wanted to write a story with … Continue reading

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