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Jeff Cohen
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Today we welcome back former DEAD GUY Dale Spindel, one of our library bloggers, as part of the DEAD GUY farewell tour! So glad to have Dale back one more time! Dale Spindel I was invited back for one last... Continue reading
I have been doing my level best, Loretta. But I live in a pretty blue state so my voting power has been somewhat redundant.
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That's my point, Lynne. I think there ARE enough to go round (I'm being British there). I just think we need to do a better job of standing up and identifying ourselves.
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You don't need an apology from me, Barb. I should have been outraged decades ago.
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Jeff Cohen Dear All Women: No. Not every guy is a sexual predator or an unbelievable jerk who believes he is entitled to belittle, humiliate, revolt and violate you because he's a man and you're not. It's not normal, it... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen I've discussed characters here before and one of the points I've made was about the writer's need to understand that the people with whom they populate their stories don't know they're in books/movies/plays/television commercials. They think they're living... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen Tomorrow, for those of you who never turn on a television or go to a grocery store, is Halloween. Which sends some adults into a frenzy of glee about ghouls, goblins and "sexy" costumes, and others into a... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen A couple of days ago I named a gay couple Adam and Steve. I was going to add, "I couldn't help it," but let's be honest. I could have chosen not to do that because it might offend... Continue reading
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Robin Agnew I have fond memories of blogging for “Dead Guy” – and I am delighted to be able to claim being one of the original bloggers. I love the wide view of this blog – it’s always included a... Continue reading
Not completely, but give me a couple of months. Thanks!
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Sly Dangerous sounds like Anthony Weiner's pen name, but thanks, Patty! I'll keep writing as long as people want to read what I write.
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As we count down to the end of DEAD GUY on New Year's Day, we've asked some of our wonderful alumni to visit us one more time. Today we're thrilled to welcome back Barbara Poelle, vice president at the Irene... Continue reading
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E.J. Copperman/Jeff Cohen It's not easy to collaborate with yourself. Actually, if I'm being honest, if you can write, you can collaborate with yourself. There's pretty much nothing to it. I have the ability to speak with some authority on... Continue reading
Thanks, Hallie.
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Since the post on Sept. 25 discussed Circe Link and her songwriting I thought it only fair she get a fair chance at presenting her own point of view. Circe is a wildly talented musician, singer and songwriter (among many... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen Hair's the latest picture How to turn 60: First, live 59 years and 364 days (give or take, with leap years). Then wait. If you're lucky and smart (mostly lucky), you'll do what I did this past Tuesday,... Continue reading
Thanks for coming back, Abby! It's posts like these that made us love you, and we're so glad to see you again!
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As we count down to the end of DEAD GUY on New Year's Day, we've asked some of our wonderful alumni to visit us one more time. Today we're thrilled to welcome back Abby Zidle, associate director of marketing and... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen This is my last DEAD GUY post... while I'm in my 50s. Today will be a special day for me. It's probably best if you don't call. It's said that every actor wants to be a rock star... Continue reading
Thanks, Robin.
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Jeff Cohen Ross Hugo-Vidal died of metastatic melanoma on September 12. He was 59 years old, almost exactly three weeks younger than I am, and that was not nearly long enough. Not by decades. Some of those interested in crime... Continue reading
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You've always been indispensable to us, Lynne!
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We don’t want anyone to be sad. It’s better for us to stop now than to keep going and let the blog deteriorate. It’s just time, is all.
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