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Stoneman Douglas and the importance of teaching public speaking

We want to prepare our children to deal with the world — including the worst parts of it. The students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were well prepared by their teachers.

An open letter to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

I received the following tweet asking for people to send letters of support to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. I was contacted on Facebook by a teacher from Stoneman Douglas High in Florida. She would love it if her students had letters of support when they return. Please send …

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Art and connection

At Fun A Day Reseda, I gave readings from two of my recent novels: my work-in-progress Snow in Los Angeles and my 2016 Fun A Day project, The Remainders. I also used the opportunity to talk about art, and the most important thing it offers, connection.

What I learned in 2018

I’ve enjoyed writing parodies for years, but 2018 isn’t a year for levity and snark. It was a year when we faced many hard questions. Since this site is about learning and sharing insights, I’m starting a new annual feature, “What I learned.” Here are five things I learned in 2018.

Sacrifice and “The Gift of the Magi”

We all know the O. Henry story “The Gift of the Magi.” So, I’m not giving away any spoilers by telling you that it’s about the young wife who sells her hair to buy a chain for her husband’s pocket watch, only to find that he sold his pocket watch to buy combs for her …

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