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When Your Choices Are Someone Else’s

Recently I had the pleasure of taking a helicopter ride over Boston. Apart from being super fun, the trip, riding high above my usual haunts, gave me a different perspective on the world I live in every day. In my normal existence, I do things you might do: I go to work, I get the […]

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My Brother’s Reaper

Picture this: you are walking down the street of your hometown, having just done a good deed when you are surrounded by police officers who demand you drop to you knees. You protest your innocence; they are unconvinced. You see yourself reflected in their glasses, your eyes wide like frightened prey as the pack of […]

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Get Down with OPP: Other People’s Progeny

The last week has been a never-ending loop of two terrible stories filling the news channels: the crisis at the American Border and the violence between Israel and Hamas. I know it’s summer, and hopefully you’re out catching fireflies, but it’s my job to let you know its time to pay attention here. Give me […]

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Nah Fique Triste, Brazil

Brazil is not having a good week. After a humiliating defeat at the hands feet of Germany, Brazilians are left to pick up the tab for the big party. The World Cup brought tens of thousands of tourists to Brazil, but with a price tag over 11 billion dollars, persistent protests, rampant sexual harassment in […]

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I Scream for Direct Marketing!

Marketing is everywhere, from the label inside your panties to the 1600+ ads you see–or barely notice–each day.  To break through the clutter, advertisers have found new and even more invasive ways to market to us.  But every once in a while, an ad gets it right. These guys, Good Humor guys complete with red […]

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