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On a few separate occasions, I have gotten my name in the newspaper.

Early in my life, it was a few fluke things – a turtle crossing the road, an appearance on a New York kids show, and for doing an art project for pediatric hospital patients.

It all came from thinking after seeing a story about a circus ringmaster...
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In this installment of an ongoing series, I talk about how I became somewhat obsessed with the My Coke Rewards loyalty program.

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There was a lot of election stuff that caught my eye this week.

In a stunning one-two punch that slapped down the GOP, Hillary Clinton was cleared of illegal wrongdoing in using a personal email server. Concurrently, the Benghazi commission (the fourth) not bringing a smoking gun has driven Republicans crazy.

These "victories" caused a convulsive revulsion against Donald Trump to suddenly be thrust aside. Trump's campaign declared that tens of millions of dollars were coming in from anti-Clinton donors. Not Trump supporters – people who are against Clinton.

We now live in an era where there is this false equivalency – your candidate's flaws and faults are just as bad as yours. It's a fallacy. And it's dangerous. And it's easy to argue with one quick search on Google.
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For people who hate New York, 2016 will be a tough nut to swallow in terms of the presidential election. Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Yikes.

There are pundits saying it will be a tight race and there are predicators saying that Clinton already has the election won, 131 days to go.

Who can tell? 
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A guy parked a car full of speakers across the street from CitiField – near LaGuardia Airport – and police were called because HIS SOUND SYSTEM was too loud.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to battle corruption charges inside his administration.

New York State finally passed legislation to allow Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

A truly mixed bag of news this week.
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The homeless remain a problem around Penn Station, a situation that I addressed directly this week, once again.

Even the development folks who want to build a new Penn Station are resigned to the fact that there are people who will never – ever – leave the confines of the transit hub.
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This week, I talk about my efforts producing my own comic books, illustrations, and one-sheet parodies during junior high school, high school, and through college.

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In the second part of my series of podcasts about a lifetime's worth of hobbies and pastimes, I now move on to something I collected for more than half my life – comic books.

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This week I start a series of podcasts about things I've been obsessed with in my lifetime.

First off, Pop Rocks and Wacky Packages!
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Due to a personal matter, this week's episode is a reprise.


Several news stories this past week had a common theme. They were trying to sell some sort of fear to the public. This is not new, nor is it really news. But it is the prevailing theory on how to do business in the age of instant gratification, social media, and immediacy over accuracy and privacy.
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