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Benjamin Rubenstein
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I'm the author of the "Cancer-Slaying Super Man" books and other stories. Though, I enjoy watching movies more than I like reading. Shh.
I'm the author of the "Cancer-Slaying Super Man" books and other stories. Though, I enjoy watching movies more than I like reading. Shh.

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Words by ruBENstein Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2018
I published the third edition of my quarterly newsletter last week. Check out my latest Words by ruBENstein or subscribe to it . Every three months I'll share: one or two of my recent stories plus an oldie but goodie; my most popular social media post; and ...
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Writing in Italy: A Story Through Screenshots
Was I finding time to write in Italy? my friend, Flash, asked me. I got her text just over the halfway point in my two-week trip, which I split between participating in a group writing retreat and exploring on my own. I befriended Flash a year ago over coff...
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You Should Know … Benjamin Rubenstein
Washington Jewish Week made me its person "You Should Know." This was my third Jew-of-the-week-sorta thing within six months (you can read the one from November 2017 and the other from February 2018 ). I'm honored to be such a super Jew, even when I sometim...
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A Conversation With My Bone Marrow on Her 15th Birthday
Yesterday marked my fifteenth straight year without cancer. I think about that. I even conversed with my bone marrow about it. And of course I wrote about it. As published on GatherDC My 15-year-old “daughter” says that since I was born in the period when t...
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Words by ruBENstein Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2018
I published the second edition of my quarterly email newsletter today. Check out my latest Words by ruBENstein or subscribe  to it. Every three months I'll share: one or two of my recent stories plus an oldie but goodie; my most popular social media post; a...
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The Power of March Madness Compels Me
“Don’t talk trash about your University of Virginia men’s basketball team unless they win,” my cousin said. My cousin is one of my elders and is often right. I’m usually wrong. Maybe, I’m always wrong. Regardless, this time I rejected his 69 years of wisdom...
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Two Disabled Cousins Slash Friends: Beyond the Tent and Into the Metro
I went on a Jewish retreat two weekends ago at Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center in Reisterstown, Maryland. Well, not exactly. That sounds too culty. It was more like a retreat for Jews who aren’t really Jews. Well, I should clarify that. We’re Jews,...
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The Moment I Got My MFA
I hadn’t expected to care that much about earning my Master of Fine Arts in creative writing degree. Sure, I felt pride for the two years I dedicated myself to the work. But, I didn’t think the three letters “MFA” on my résumé, the validation that I finishe...
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Every interaction and potential interaction is an opportunity to provide value to others. When I really consider that statement, I get fired up. I think, You mean I can improve the moment for the next person I see in the elevator, walking down the street, o...
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Words by ruBENstein Quarterly Newsletter
I published the first edition of my new quarterly newsletter yesterday! In Words by ruBENstein (sign up here ), every three months I'll share: one or two of my recent stories plus an oldie but goodie; my most popular social media post; and one story and lif...
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