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Dear Darling - Long Distance Friendships Neverspeak Weekly 7/28/15 The Dating Game Print is Dead. Long Live Print? Neverspeak Weekly 7/21/15 Dear Darling - Mommy Issues Growing Apart

Dear Darling - Long Distance Friendships

July 29, 2015 by Michael Darling

Hello! Long time reader, first time writer. So, how do you manage to stay close to people when long distance is a problem? A lot of my friends are going off to college far away, and I am terrified of growing apart because of distance. Thank you!

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Neverspeak Weekly 7/28/15

July 28, 2015 by Morgan Skylights

Ten Delicious Decades! As mentioned last week, the Jolly Roger Soda Ship is celebrating its 100th anniversary tomorrow, July 29th. The crew will be hosting an all-day party at the shop with yummy treats and music from Fish Girl Pond. In addition, sho…

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The Dating Game

July 27, 2015 by John Darling

We are, each of us, getting older.  Every second of every day.  And as we get older things change.  I’ve talked at length about how my sister Wendy has found a new life at JH Media, and how even Michael is running Dear Darling now and developing a li…

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Print is Dead. Long Live Print?

July 23, 2015 by John Darling

Is print dead?  It’s a complicated question.  Here’s what we know: The New York Times bought The Boston Globe for $1.1 billion in 1993.  In 2013, Red Sox owner John Henry bought the paper for $70 million.  In just 20 years, the Globe depreciated in v…

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Neverspeak Weekly 7/21/15

July 21, 2015 by Morgan Skylights

Love Rivangle. While most Neverlandians were utterly charmed by the return of local boy turned international success Jas Hook, one Neverlandian may not be. Peter Pan has been seen and heard around town making his feelings clear about the arrival of h…

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Dear Darling - Mommy Issues

July 21, 2015 by Michael Darling

Dear Darling,
My mother and I used to get along just fine but lately I’ve been feeling irritated about EVERYTHING she does. I think she’s actually trying to make me feel stupid. Should I talk to her about this or try to ignore it? HELP!

Never fear, for Michael is here! Sometimes family can be the most magical, functional thing in your life. And other times? It can make you wanna scream until that little dangly thing in the back of your throat comes flying out of your mouth like a broken punching bag! But at the end of the day, they’re still your family. Friends come and go, girlfriends move to Canada, but family…that’s it man!

I say talk to your mom, and be honest! It’ll help her understand why you’ve been short tempered. Hormones are crazy, friggin’ mind demons my friend. And if there’s one thing that pamphlet from my hot school nurse taught me, it’s that they don’t stop raging after your teens. Give your mom a fighting chance to know what’s going on, and to not to take everything you say personally.

Plus, there’s a chance your mom is acting a little crazy. Maybe she’s having a hard time with work, maybe other parts of the family are stressing her out, MAYBE, just maybe she’s an undercover assassin for the Intergalactic Space Squad and her alien target just escaped to Russia! Just talk to her. Parents often try to hide their problems from their kids to protect them, but if you really want your relationship to get closer to where it was before, it’s got to start with some honesty.
I recently went through something similar with a family member and trust me; acting like nothing has changed only makes things worse! If she had just….they, if they had just talked to me, things would have been a lot easier.

Well that’s my 75 cents for the day! Get some good snacks (I have several recommendations if needed) and hunker down for a good talk with mom.

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Growing Apart

July 16, 2015 by John Darling

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend my sister’s welcome home party, and I was struck by the melancholy realization that the older we get, the more and more quickly things change.  I’ve known Wendy for literally as long as I can remember, and fo…

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The KENSINGTON CHRONICLE is Neverland Ohio’s oldest, and only, newspaper.  Founded in the 1860’s by Kensington Darling, the Chronicle is as old as Neverland itself, and has told its story…your story…from day one.  The Chronicle is a paper run by and for the family…but the family isn’t just people with the last name Darling…but any and all who call Neverland their home.

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