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    Driving Aloud

    By John Christmann | April 28, 2016

    My sixteen-year-old twins are worried that I am going to yell at them in the car. Given that they are both new drivers with ...

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    How Ya Doin?

    By John Christmann | April 14, 2016

    On a day-to-day basis it makes me feel very secure to know that my teenage kids are emotionally healthy and coping comfortably well with ...

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    Follicle Follies

    By John Christmann | March 24, 2016

    I came back from vacation to some life changing news. It seems that while I was away dedicated scientists working overtime on a very ...

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    Hitting The Sauce

    By John Christmann | March 8, 2016

    Let me just start off by saying that I do not like to cook. I suppose I could add a snarky rejoinder such as If you could taste my ...

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    Alone Together

    By John Christmann | February 19, 2016

    What if they threw a party and no one came? Outside of the obvious feeling of isolation, there is something kind of appealing at the ...

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    Easy Come, Easy Go

    By John Christmann | January 21, 2016

    It may come as a bit of a shock, but I did not win the Powerball lottery last week.  Nor did anyone in my family.  Nor did ...

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    The Year In Review

    By John Christmann | January 7, 2016

    It’s 2016! I realize that this is not much of a revelation.  But it seems like only days ago that I woke up with a hangover ...

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    The True Test of Giving

    By John Christmann | December 9, 2015

    Last week my friend Dana gave a kidney to someone in need. They actually refer to the selfless act of sacrificing an organ for the sake ...

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    My Little Runaway

    By John Christmann | November 13, 2015

    I always enjoyed watching my daughter play youth soccer when she was little. Since I knew little about the game, my appreciation for her ...

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    Nobody On

    By John Christmann | October 29, 2015

    I don’t really care for the teams playing in the World Series this year. Opening pitch It may have something to do with being a ...

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    Breaking Murphy Bad

    By John Christmann | October 15, 2015

    Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. —  Murphy’s Law I don’t know who Murphy was, but he sure is blamed for ...

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    Trumping The Pope

    By John Christmann | September 24, 2015

    What if . . . President Trump: Welcome Your . . . say, how should I address you? Honestly, Your Holiness sounds more like Hillary ...

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    A Good Summer Read

    By John Christmann | September 10, 2015

    What ever happened to trust? When I was in high school teachers trusted tthat we all completed our reading assignments over the ...

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    All The Right Notes

    By John Christmann | August 27, 2015

    I hate my kids. Oh, I don’t mean that literally.  I mean I hate them in the sense that I am jealous.  Because at some ...

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    A Clean Start

    By John Christmann | August 2, 2015

    I have been in neglect to discuss a very important and meaningful subject that touches all of our lives on a daily basis. I am, of ...

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    A Clean Start

    By John Christmann | August 1, 2015

    I have been in neglect to discuss a very important and meaningful subject that touches all of our lives on a daily basis. I am, of ...

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    Planet Lite

    By John Christmann | July 15, 2015

    Honestly, I don’t know why they bother to call Pluto the Dwarf Planet.  Either it is a planet or it isn’t. Calling it a ...

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    My Favorite Child

    By John Christmann | June 19, 2015

    I read somewhere that 70% of parents have a favorite child but won’t admit it.    This makes me feel awful.  I ...

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    Call Me Him

    By John Christmann | June 3, 2015

    The other morning I learned that Bruce Jenner is now a woman named Caitlyn. As far as I know she is the only reality show Olympic ...

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    A Picture of Emotion

    By John Christmann | May 14, 2015

    I hate emoji.   For those of you who receive unadulterated text messages free from cartoon additives, let me explain.  Emoji ...

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    A Driver Moment

    By John Christmann | April 23, 2015

    Greetings from the car of the future! First the good news:  We no longer have to drive!  The cars drive themselves! And now ...

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    Wrapping Up March

    By John Christmann | March 31, 2015

    I have an issue with cling wrap. Assuming you can find the invisible end against the clear roll, you quickly discover the only thing the ...

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    The End of Pi

    By John Christmann | March 11, 2015

    I don’t mean to be a downer, but Saturday the world is going to end. Don’t worry.  It will happen sometime in the ...

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    Framing the Moment

    By John Christmann | February 26, 2015

    As videography goes, I am not likely to win an academy award anytime soon. “I can’t see anything,” says my ...

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    A Valentine's Day Massacre

    By John Christmann | February 12, 2015

    On rare occasions, usually when my wife is not at home, my kids sometimes ask for my opinion on current social topics that are capturing ...

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