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Guest Blogger: Of Fame and the Absurd in “Hits and Misses”

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Hits and Misses, a collection of humorous short stories, is a backstage pass to Simon Rich’s fears and neuroses. And that is a good thing. In “The Baby,” we meet Ben, a writer struggling to finish his book before the birth of his son. During a routine ultrasound, Ben discovers his unborn child is writing a novel, one that is lauded by the publishing world as suspenseful and lyrical – which is exactly what Ben had been hoping people would say about his novel. It is a story of father-son jealousy… except the son is still in the womb. “Birthday Party” is a clever take on a timeless, nostalgic idea: what would happen if you were given the chance to…

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The Generational Reasons Why Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are So Appealing

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Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have ignited a firestorm. They have addressed the worries and fears of three generations of Americans: Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. Sanders’ appeal to millennials (born from 1982 to 2000, ages today 16 to 34) caught everyone by surprise because no one understood what was fueling millennials’ fears. Millennials, educated by 1960’s liberals, are a talented generation with few job prospects, massive student debt and living with their parents. So, for millennials, getting a government handout seems to be their only alternative. They love authenticity, so they felt the ‘Bern.’ And, they find Trump authentic. Millennials have little problem jumping from a democratic socialist like Sanders to a common sense conservative … especially when…

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