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    The End of Pi

    By John Christmann | March 11, 2015

    I don’t mean to be a downer, but Saturday the world is going to end. Don’t worry.  It will happen sometime in the...

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    Framing the Moment

    By John Christmann | February 26, 2015

    As videography goes, I am not likely to win an academy award anytime soon. “I can’t see anything,” says my wife....

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    A Valentine's Day Massacre

    By John Christmann | February 12, 2015

    On rare occasions, usually when my wife is not at home, my kids sometimes ask for my opinion on current social topics that are capturi...

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    Super Bowl Ex-lax

    By John Christmann | January 28, 2015

    If I hear one more story about the “deflate-gate” Super Bowl controversy, I am going to puke.  Enough already.&nb...

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    Dude No More

    By John Christmann | January 22, 2015

    Sir, I think you are next. I was spacing out at a crowded deli counter the other day thinking about something really important tha...

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    The True Meaning of January

    By John Christmann | January 8, 2015

    There is no better way to kick off the New Year than by throwing away an elf. As part of my post-holiday tradition, I went to the ...

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    Rudolph Revisited

    By John Christmann | December 18, 2014

    I was shocked to learn that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been flying on network television as a holiday special for 50 years.&nb...

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    Zero Dark Thursday

    By John Christmann | November 25, 2014

    Dinner is not a contact sport. So occasionally proclaims my wife when our hungry kids forcefully jockey for position over serving ...

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    Learning Karma

    By John Christmann | November 12, 2014

    One of the side benefits of going to school is learning.  I have two kids in high school and I am learning stuff from them al...

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    Fear Itself

    By John Christmann | October 30, 2014

    If you ask me, the scariest stories are those that are true.  Like this one. It was a night not unlike this, in these ver...

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    Reunited Again

    By John Christmann | October 15, 2014

    Recently I attended a 70th high school reunion. For those of you working out the math as you read this, let me assure you that thi...

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    Jump Frog, Jump

    By John Christmann | October 1, 2014

    Dissecting animals in the name of science is a barbaric act that should not be imposed on high school freshmen. It is probably not...

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    Taking Control

    By John Christmann | September 18, 2014

    Where’s the remote? Watching television in our house is like playing Russian Roulette, especially when nothing good is on.&n...

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    Letting Go

    By John Christmann | August 28, 2014

    I told myself I wouldn’t get all teary-eyed and sentimental when I dropped my son off at college and said farewell.  An...

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    The Watching Dead

    By John Christmann | August 8, 2014

    Now that the doldrums of August are upon us, my kids are having difficulty filling their waking hours with productive activities. ...

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    The 411

    By John Christmann | July 25, 2014

    On a dreary winter day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell, experimenting with a newly patented voice transmission device in his laboratory...

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    Particularly Well Suited

    By John Christmann | July 10, 2014

    A father should never take his teenage daughter shopping. You see, something happened to my daughter in the number of months since...

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    My World Cup Runneth Over

    By John Christmann | June 26, 2014

    The recent World Cup Football (pronounced soccer) match between Portugal and the US was one of the most highly watched events in ESPN ...

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    Cat Comeuppance

    By John Christmann | May 15, 2014

    There are lots of things I don’t understand.  But I am particularly puzzled by the popularity of YouTube cat videos. Ma...

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    Grooms Head Revisited

    By John Christmann | April 23, 2014

    I take you to be my lawfully wedded wife . . . My wedding anniversary is coming up. I am not sure what to give my wife.  I a...

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    Survival of the Trimmest

    By John Christmann | April 1, 2014

    My younger son experienced his first shave the other day.  He is fourteen and starting to show faint shading above his lip. ...

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    My Digital Demise

    By John Christmann | March 13, 2014

    According to the news, which I can’t seem to escape, I have no privacy. Information is being gathered about me, legally and ...

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    Sleeping With Oscar

    By John Christmann | February 28, 2014

    SCENE I.  From a television set in New Jersey an image of a golden statue rotates slowly on a pedestal while a honey-throated ann...

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    Smoking the Half Pipe

    By John Christmann | February 12, 2014

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to plunge into an Olympic halfpipe on a snowboard?  Have you ever wondered what it w...

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    On The Fence

    By John Christmann | January 30, 2014

    Living in New Jersey, I don’t know who to root for on Super Bowl Sunday: the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks, or the weathe...

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