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Weezer (and Toto) Save My Morning

I awoke this morning feeling a little down and tired. My son Ben had woken me up several times in the night and, by 5 a.m., had made his way into the bed my wife and I share. At 6:45, I roused my eldest daughter Maggie up from bed and shuffled downstairs to make her… Continue reading Weezer (and Toto) Save My Morning

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Music Playlists: Soundtrack to Everything Can Change

While I was working on the first draft of my novel, "Everything Can Change," I discovered that music dramatically improved my writing process. The book is about Jack Ritter, a young man who is diagnosed with testicular cancer while working a high-demanding job as an associate attorney at a large NYC law firm.  Due to… Continue reading Music Playlists: Soundtrack to Everything Can Change

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“Mother” (1996) – The Perfect Movie for Mother’s Day.

When you think of movies about mothers and daughters, a number of classics likely spring to mind:  "Terms of Endearment," "Steel Magnolias," "Postcards from the Edge," and perhaps others. Yet, when I thought about mother-son movies, only two came to mind. The first film was "Mother," the funny 1996 film that starred Albert Brooks (who… Continue reading “Mother” (1996) – The Perfect Movie for Mother’s Day.