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The American Scholar, “Is There a Word for That?” Autumn, 2013.

“Lingua Americana,” Winter, 2014.

Antioch Review, “Filing as an Art Form,” Spring-Summer, 1977.

“The Quote Verifier,” Spring, 2006.*

Euphemania: Show Me the Liquidity,” Winter, 2011.*

My Father’s FBI File”  Fall, 2012.

The People’s Cowboy,” Spring, 2014.

Smoking with Mom,” Winter, 2015.

Edith Tries to Smile,” Winter, 2016.

The Bark, Who said that?” July/August, 2006.

“Wagging the Dog: A few choice phrases and their origins,” July/August 2009.

Car & Driver, “If It Feels Good, Do It,” December, 1973.

Change, “The College that Students Helped Plan,” March-April, 1969.

Chicago Tribune Magazine, “Like Father, Like Son,” June 21, 1992. * +

“Sez Who?,” November 15, 1992. *

Chronicle of Higher Education, Present at the Demise: Antioch College, 1852-2008,” July 20, 2007.

Cosmopolitan, “Is There Life After High School?” March, 1977. *

“They Didn’t Make Cheerleader,” March, 1984.

“Do You Have Fax Appeal?” September, 1989.

“Looking for Love? Try the Laundromat,” June, 1993.

Editor & Publisher, “Press-Quote Primer,” May 2006.

Esquire, “Robert Sommer Plays with Airports,” February, 1976.

“The Height Report,” November, 1979. *

Family Weekly, “And Now a Word in Defense of Scrooge . . . ,” December 16, 1973.

“Are Kids Too ‘Old’?,” February 17, 1985.

Glamour, “The Sexiness of Risky Sex,” January, 1986.

Good Housekeeping, “Family Spoken Here,” April, 1986.

“One Nation and a Vegetable,” June, 1987.

“Help! My Wife May Throw Me Away!” March, 1989.

GQ, “Dial M for Memory,” July, 1986.

“The Social Significance of Hair,” July, 1987.

“Classics,” January, 1989.

“The Fear of Living Dangerously,” December, 1990.

Harper’s, “A Pressure Cooker Built for Two,” May, 1974.

Harvard Business Review, “The Failure-Tolerant Leader,” (with Richard Farson), August, 2002.

Health, “What Kind of Risk-Taker Are You?” November-December, 1994.

Human Behavior, “Jonas Salk Unfolding,” June, 1973.

“Love and Fun and Therapy Together,” September, 1973.

“Dory’s Songs of the Psyche,” January, 1974.

“The Case of the Liberated Legislator,” October, 1974.

“Meanwhile, Back at Dale Carnegie . . .,” November, 1977.

Inside Sports, “Tall Stories,” November, 1981.

Intellectual Digest, “We, the Lonely People,” December, 1973. *

Journal of the National Assn of Student Personnel Admin, “Student Involvement: The Why and How,” October, 1968.

Mademoiselle, “Is Everybody Happy?” December, 1973.

“Reading: A Fan’s Notes,” July, 1974.

“Is Anybody Listening?” March, 1975.

Management Technology, “The Social World of Distributed Copying,” September, 1983.

Marriage Partnership, “Time, Are You a Slave to Your Schedule?,” Summer, 1992.

“Truth or Dare: What Kind of Risk Taker Are You?,” Fall, 1995.

McCall’s, “The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” September, 1985.

(More), “Epiphany, Driver, and Step on It!” March, 1974.

“Love Bug Bite Rise,” February, 1977.

The Nation, “The Free Universities,” October 2, 1967.

National Elementary School Principal, “Searching for Community,” January-February, 1975. *

Newsweek, “I Like Colonel Sanders,” August 27, 1973.

“Learning to Love the Energy Crisis,” December 3, 1973.

“Let’s Make a Deal,” July 7, 1975.

“I’m OK, You’re Probably OK,” October 13, 1975.

“The Bionic Boom,” February 7, 1977.

“The Flyover People,” August 10, 1998.

New Times, “Xeroxing: America’s Favorite Reproductive System,” January 9, 1976.

“CB: America’s New Party Line,” May 14, 1976. +

New Woman, “Your Height: What It Means When You Feel Discomfort Around Someone Much Taller or Smaller Than You,” May-June, 1981.

New York, “What New Yorkers Do in Elevators,” November 21, 1977.

“Home, Home on the Xerox,” November 17, 1980.

Ohio Magazine, “One Percent Inspiration, Ninety-Nine Percent Misquotation,” July, 1993.

Parade. “Don’t Sell Us Short!” December 30, 1973.

“Your Secrets,” May 24, 1981.

“Do You Have the Time?” February 16, 1992.

“If Only I Could Say, ‘I Love You Dad.’,” February 7, 1993. +

“Did They REALLY Say It?” May 16, 1993.

Playboy, “Runt’s Lib,” January, 1973.

“Is There Life After High School?” June, 1976. *

“Familiar Misquotations,” April, 1978.

Prevention, “Are You Gutsy?,” January, 1988.

Popular Psychology, “And All in the Privacy of Your Own Car,” March, 1973.

“Singled Out,” May, 1973.

Publishers Weekly, “Love’s Tender Title Shock,” April 11, 1980.

“The Joy of Touring,” October 24, 1980.

“Why I Write,” May 11, 2009.

“Could You Personalize That?” March 30, 2012.

Quest, “Trying to Come of Age in America,” May-June, 1978.

Reader’s Digest, “The Height Report,” March, 1980. *

“How to Unlock Time,” October, 1991. *

“The Greatest Quotes Never Said,” June, 1993. *

The Rotarian, “We, the Lonely People,” March, 1976. *

San Diego, “Whatever Became of the Bostonia Ballroom?” May, 1971.

“The Blood on Your Steak Doesn’t Mean it’s Rare,” June, 1971.

“The Controversial Masses at Christ the King,” July, 1971.

Self, “A Space to Call Your Own,” February, 1979.

Sesame Street Parent, “The 8:18 to Day Care,” (with Muriel Keyes), June, 1993.

“Are You Timelocked?” May, 1995.*

Signature, “The Thrill of it All,” September, 1986.

Sports Illustrated, “Tiny Maxwell Cut a Wide Swath as a Football Player, Ref and Writer,” November 12, 1984.

Today, “Ritchie and the Fonz Didn’t Really Like Each Other,” July 22, 1979.

The Village Voice, “On Being Clint Eastwood and a Liberated Male,” June 20, 1974.

The Washington Post Sunday Magazine, “Playing With Fire,” October 19, 1986.

West, “My Bumper is Stickier than Your Bumper,” November 7, 1971.

The Writer, “What Makes a Good Book Title?” April, 1981.

“Keep Hope Alive,” November, 2003.*

“The Fine Line Between Fact and Fiction,” September, 2005.*

Writer’s Digest, “Filing as an Art Form,” August, 1989.

“The Courage to Write,” October, 1995.+

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