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September 20, 2020

Samurai Editing

Do you have a “Mr. Longgggggggggggg Joke” relative? It’s usually an uncle or grandfather who takes forever to tell a “funny” story. By the time they reach the punchline, the…


Mark Shatz is an author, psychology professor, and public speaker. His proudest title is father, and he writes about the challenges of being a single dad. His observations are posted at various parenting sites, including Fatherly and Grown & Flown.

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September 21, 2020

How to Murder Siri

The obit list for gaming systems that once lived in the teen cave includes PlayStation, Nintendo, SuperNintendo, Wii, and Xbox. During their all-too-brief lifespans, they babysat my son and made…