Friday’s Fast Five… 5 Things Ferris Bueller Taught Us


When I was 13 I was expelled from a weekend religious retreat. Apparently, at this specific retreat,they frown upon politely excusing yourself to the bathroom, punching out a window screen, hopping out the window and spending the duration of the mandatory evening prayer service adventuring through a nearby woods. Of course, at 13 I found […]

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Why Write?


In the Why Write? series I ask writers of all ages and experience levels one simple question… Why write? Rachel Wierzbowski of The University of Pittsburgh explained… Writing is like listening to an exceptional song. It has the power to mend the soul, toprovide an outlet of relief, to express oneself in a way that nothing […]

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Friday’s Fast Five…5 Things I Learned from the “Art” of My Reinvention


My reinvention began in January 2014. That’s when I dropped out of grad school– ending my pursuit of an administrative degree– and decided to commit to writing. That’s when I decided to forego a potential six-figure salary to follow my dream. (Yuck!… reading that sentence is like washing down a fluoride treatment with a glass […]

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WoFo’s Featured Writer- Sean Carr


Hey Everyone, Leading up to next week’s Write-a-Thon I wanted to feature some of my senior student writers. Writers who have worked under my tutelage, endured my awful jokes and were forced to experience my literary pretentiousness.  So since we are in the throes of Prom season, I’m featuring writer Sean Carr and his piece […]

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6 Things Moms Worry About (And Humanity Is So Glad They Do!)


My mom worried that my youngest brother Kyle and I would not be close. She worried that the 10 years that separated us would be too big of a gap to bridge brotherhood, to bridge conversation. So mom decided that I, an innocent 10 year old, should witness Kyle’s birth, as a means of bonding […]

Why Stories Matter


There are some nights I lie awake wondering how I got here. Not how I physically got into bed (I’m a few years away from that) but how I became a father, a teacher, a writer.  I watch the ceiling fan spin, listen to my wife snore and try to comprehend the facts of my […]

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Friday’s Fast Five… 5 Things Death Has Taught Me About Life


Picture this– we are all crammed in one big classroom. All of us. You, me, Tom Hanks, Hilary Clinton, Ronaldo, Kim Jong-un,  Stephen Hawking, Jennifer Lawrence, your neighbors, my neighbors, everyone. The entire breathing population. And it’s chaos. It’s a circus. It’s Woodstock. And every day new people arrive while the expired souls disappear. He, […]

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The Write on Fight on College Scholarship Award


Hey Everyone, I’m excited to announce that the next WoFo sponsored Write-a-Thon will be held on May 17 at Robbinsville High School in Robbinsville, New Jersey. This event is helping to raise money for the Write on Fight on College Scholarship Award. An award that will be given to one deserving senior at Robbbinsville High […]

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To Robbinsville, New Jersey


Death sucks. Not because of its invincibility or apathy. Its ruthlessness or timelessness. Death sucks because it divides the living. Amidst the grieving crowd, death ostracizes  us into our own private corners.  Yes, when a person dies, the living find other. We nestle together like spoons. We offer shoulders and hands. We whisper condolences and […]

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Friday’s Fast Five…5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 18


It’s crazy to think that 18 years ago I was farting my way through the final hours of high school, of childhood. I naively assumed that because I breezed through the seas of high school that my future waters would be calm and easily passable. I thought because I wrote a few essays, passed Algebra and successfully dissected a frog I was, […]

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