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Michael Apstein
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Michael Apstein is a writer stuck in a successful businessman’s body. After a career hawking goods and services on the airwaves, he’s trying to figure out life by putting words on paper. 51 years old, father of 5 ages 18 to 30, grandpa of 1, widower, Malibu beach walker, New Yorker by birth, reluctant dater, and confused whether he’s a Taoist, Buddhist, or Atheist.

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Bra Clasps and Dating at 51

(379) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 10:26 AM

I used to be able to undo a bra clasp with one hand. Without looking. That's right, reach around the back with one hand while the other was occupied, lift it up off the skin, squeeze it together and then release. It wasn't something I intentionally practiced, nor was I...

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Dad, Help

(8) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 11:56 AM

I can't quite get over the news story about Kelly Thomas, the 37-year-old homeless schizophrenic man who got beaten to death by cops in Fullerton. The details are violent and inhuman, horrid on so many levels. But it's the recording of him crying out during the beating that...

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