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Sam Chardin

  • Singing tips

    Some of us are born with a nice singing voice, but regardless of natural ability there are things we can do that will improve our ability. Whether you’re singing on a stage…

  • You good?

    New Yorkers use the question “you good?” for a far greater variety of situations than most. One way I’ve seen it employed as a form of allyship is when riding public transit.…

  • MomChoir & finding your soulmate

    I’ve been fortunate enough to have a partner who supports my creative endeavors and does everything he can to allow me space and time to write weird novels about fertility cults and…

  • Reframe anything

    The kids at school have started to tear apart this stone wall. As I was silently reflecting on how stone walls are some of the most long-lasting human edifices in history yet…

  • Eat some bugs

    I attended the Healthy Family Expo with my youngest and we partook of a number of free samples. I realized later that if the kid were to have an allergic reaction I…

  • Sauna time

    My friend has been extolling the virtues of sauna time to prevent some of the post-exercise soreness that I so often battle. And my partner loves going for a schvitz a few…

  • Sasquatches I have known

    In vacationing at Harrison Hot Springs with the family this holiday season I hadn’t realized we were venturing into the heart of Big Foot territory until I learned that the info center…

  • In praise of Star Trek

    There are certain TV shows that became a part of my core personality when I was a kid and watching my eldest totally glom on to Brooklyn Nine-nine this past year made…