EVE IS TURNING 13. That’s scary. Not zombie-movie, brain-eating scary, but scary just the same. Why would I be afraid, you ask? Perhaps those of you without daughters are unaware of this, but there’s nothing in the world more dangerous than a teenage girl. Let’s set aside the fact that when they reach teen status, their…

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THERE WAS a time when I believed I would always be hip; that I would never lose track of what was in. I was the guy who knew every new song, dance and phrase that defined the essence of cool. While other people memorized rap tunes, I wrote my own. When others watched hip-hop dancers,…

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LAST WEEKEND, after 14 years of marriage, I finally came to terms with who I am. I no longer have to pretend. I am out of the rut that ensnared me, and I am free from the lie I tried to live for so long. That’s right, boys and girls. I have an admission to…

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IF WE’RE REALLY SERIOUS about fixing the problem of domestic violence, we must first address the problem of child abuse. When former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made news for hitting someone other than opposing linebackers, it made me think about a discussion I had with one of my…

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I’D HEARD that cats were petty and vindictive – sneaky, even. But I’d never seen it for myself . . . until now. As you probably know, my family convinced me to take in a street cat, which we named Styx, about nine months ago, and it has been an adventure, to say the least.…

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SOME PEOPLE are saying it’s commendable that Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson self-reported a purportedly racist email he sent to team officials back in 2012. They are also applauding the fact that Levenson, in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, has agreed to sell his team even before an NBA investigation is complete. But here’s the…

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BULLETS AND BURGERS. That’s the name of the gun range (and burger joint) where firearms instructor Charles Vacca handed a 9-year-old girl an Uzi to shoot. When it was on manual, she had no problems handling the gun, which was originally designed for the Israeli army. When he made the gun fully automatic, however, the…

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IF THIS weekend’s Made In America festival proved one thing, it showed that not much is made in America anymore. We used to make steel, cars, clothing and shoes. Now all we make are cat videos and people. And among those people, the only ones who count are the ones who sing, rap or dance…

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