Zombie Muffin

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I’ve discovered a new food group. Zombie Food.

Not food you feed TO zombies, but food that IS zombie—food that refuses to die within its appointed time.

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We Are Song

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Why is it that the people most responsible for educating our children are so often on the wrong side of history?

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“When Relationships No Longer Serve”

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She’s 22 years old and presumes to preach about relationships. I would like to call on the combined thinking of three of history’s most brilliant minds to suggest she doesn’t have a clue. 

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Taxing

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Little has changed about our relationships with the taxman since Pieter Brueghel the Younger painted The Tax Collector's Office in 1640.

A few weeks ago my blood ran just as cold as the good folk in the painting as I tore open the letter from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

What could this be about, I wondered.

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How To Stay in Business 20 Years

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When Lou Gerstner took the helm of a foundering IBM back in the 1990s, he famously remarked, “The last thing IBM needs right now is a vision.” I’m going to join Lou out on that limb and say, “The last thing a new entrepreneur needs is a brand.”

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Three Women

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“I’ve been hit, spit on and cursed at. But I love it.”

Something out of Fifty Shades of Grey

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Gaudeamus Igitur?

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Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg, Coco Chanel, Steve Jobs, Oprah. All of them household names. All of them lack a college degree.

Yet . . .

An employment ad for a Zamboni driver for the New York Islanders hockey team stipulates—a college degree.

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Yada, Yada, Yada

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All I had to say was “yada, yada, yada” and I became old pals with the stranger next to me in line at the Truro Post Office.

He had wanted to make a point about something we were chatting about, and he asked me if I ever watched Seinfeld.

I blurted, “Yada, yada, yada.”

That’s all it took.

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For Better, For Worse

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We’ve moved from a culture in which we were told that sex is bad and dangerous and should only be had under very particular circumstances, to one in which we’re told that sex is pretty great, really – and if you’re not doing it, something must be wrong with you. The ideal of waiting until marriage is really only common among very religious people and it’s something they struggle with.

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A Millennial Pop Quiz

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I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than

diagramming sentences.

                                                                        Gertrude Stein   

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