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Why I spell strength & inspiration M-O-M

I’ve always been a bit of a mama’s boy. It’s the stereotypical Jewish mother/son relationship I guess. Eat, laugh, guilt, hug, repeat. My mother is the source of my sarcasm and humor, and as an English teacher, she always pushed […]

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‘The Walking Dead’ and life

If only life could be so neatly packaged like episodes and seasons of a television series. The summer my son Alex turned 13, our private apocalypse hit and we were raptured and thrown into another world. We thought we were […]

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The apple doesn’t fall far from the TV

In honor of my mother-in-law’s birthday, I’ve decided to write about her impact on her son, Jon’s, TV habits. Let’s just say I would be lying if I said I don’t daydream about taking a sledgehammer to the TV. However, […]

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My mom, network prexy

My first question is a tough one. “Would you put the Kardashians in a prime time scripted drama?” “I didn’t understand a single word you said.” I’ve called my mom to ask her to reinvent the entertainment industry. This is […]

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Enabler’s Day

This is all Mom’s fault. This, ending up here in this over-priced, congested, uneasy-on-the-eyes city, fighting my way through the craziest business on the planet, all of this has got to be somebody’s fault, right? In my case, it’s Mom’s […]

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UFO and mom both have 3 letters

My mom and I saw a UFO. It was the summer of 1996. After a long day swimming in our pool, my mom and I decided to drive to Blockbuster and rent a VHS. We drove down Flanagan Drive, turned […]