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A Brief Tribute to a “Super Intelligence”

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I wrote about my high school friend — not the already famous “Anchorman” one who powned SNL for years, but another less well-known but just as funny and talented one. Steve Mallory to the world, “Stevie” to … Continue reading

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Out of Thin Air: The Broken Beauty of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain

THE MOMENT WILL COME when you know more people who are dead than who are alive. It will happen fast. It will be unexpected, like being in room that’s slowly leaking oxygen. You won’t sense anything strange is happening until … Continue reading

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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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