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A Big Lesson in Money Management

Remember that scene in Big where Josh Baskin receives his first paycheck? He’s a 12-year-old boy trapped in the body of a 30-year-old man. He has never had more than a few dollars to his name in his whole life, … Continue reading

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My Oddly Specific Love of Little Big League

Let’s step up to the plate and figure out what it is about this film that appeals to me when I don’t know if it would appeal to anyone else in quite the same way. Continue reading

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My Kids’ First Time Watching a Star Trek Film

Last week, my oldest son (who is 8 years old) told me he was really interested in whales. He’s been learning about them in school, and once something piques his interest there is no stopping him in his quest for … Continue reading

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How The Boss Baby Won Me Over

Everything about The Boss Baby appeared to be designed to repel me. By the time the movie hit the 17-minute mark, I was just about ready to shut it off because I thought I knew exactly where it was going and why … Continue reading

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Timeless Childhood Lessons from the ’90s

What I particularly enjoyed from the ’90s was the subtle way that TV stations snuck important life lessons into fun presentations. And there is no better example of this than the “Totally Kids Detective Agency” on Fox. Continue reading

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10 Important Life Lessons I Learned from My Mom and Dad

Happy Thanksgiving. I would like to give thanks this year to my mom and dad for everything they taught me during my formative years. They are such amazing parents, and they gave me so much by teaching me to be … Continue reading

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Selfish Sacrifices

Sacrifice is such a strange word to me. We usually think of sacrifice as being a selfless act. But is it really? When I sacrifice it’s because I am being selfish. I’m forgoing something I want now for something I … Continue reading

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