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My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"

My 200th Blog: a reflection or "Steven's Ego is Over 200!"
Ten-and-a-half months. 200 blogs. Over 100,000 views. It’s amazing to lay the bare facts on the table. I don’t mean to puff myself up, but writing 200 articles in under a year is herculean for me, who used to be a rather sluggish writer. I’ve never been terribly prolific in terms of my literary output,... Read more »

Waiting for the phone to ring: A (very) short story

Waiting for the phone to ring: A (very) short story
(Famed author and wit Dorothy Parker once wrote a short story entitled “A Telephone Call”, in which she describes the thoughts going through her head as she waits for a call from a man she fancies. I decided to try my hand at it for this blog, as a short fictional tribute to this brilliant... Read more »

The Kardashians, Donald Trump, and the moral ideal of Judgment (Kvetching with Steven Podcast, Episode #2!)

The Kardashians, Donald Trump, and the moral ideal of Judgment (Kvetching with Steven Podcast, Episode #2!)
Straight from my mouth to your brain, the second episode of my podcast, Kvetching with Steven is now available on SoundCloud.com! In this week’s episode, I talk about the idea of moral judgment and how it can be a positive and negative tool to use in our lives. Donald Trump, The Kardashians, and Wendy’s all... Read more »
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"Call Me Now!": The death of Miss Cleo and the demise of the commercial psychic

"Call Me Now!": The death of Miss Cleo and the demise of the commercial psychic
When my sister was a teenager in the early 90’s the most important relationship she fostered was with her telephone. It was a lifeline to the world, calling friends, pranking unsuspecting elderly curmudgeons, and infuriating our parents with slightly more expensive phone bills. Yet, there was one time where the cost of the phone exponentially higher than... Read more »

100th Blog Spectuacular! Fox News Sexual Harassment Scandal Episode III: Revenge of Megyn Kelly and the downfall of the Roger Ailes

100th Blog Spectuacular! Fox News Sexual Harassment Scandal Episode III: Revenge of Megyn Kelly and the downfall of the Roger Ailes
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN: You’ve tuned in this afternoon to hear the third installment of Fox News Theater, starring Gretchen Carlson, Roger Ailes, Hopalong Bill O’Reilly, and introducing that beautiful girl that Donald Trump loves to hate, Megyn Kelly! Sit back and watch the drama, smell the war paint, and hold onto your hats as the roller... Read more »

Steven's Book Reviews: The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese (Grove Press, July 2016)

Steven's Book Reviews: The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese (Grove Press, July 2016)
When we hear the name of the town Aurora in Colorado, we immediately have images flashed into our consciousness of the 2012 shooting at the Cinemark Movie Theater. During a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, 24-year-old James Holmes entered the theater, set off tear gas, threw grenades into the audience, and randomly fired into... Read more »
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"The line between the past and the present": What I DON'T want to know then what I know now, and why it matters (Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXII)

"The line between the past and the present": What I DON'T want to know then what I know now, and why it matters (Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXII)
A man saunters into the booth next to me in a restaurant, sliding a piece of soiled white paper across the table to my trembling hands. All month I’ve known this was coming, like the fabled menstrual cycles of old. The man’s hands were rough, coated with sawdust, and his beard was, well, let’s say a... Read more »