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Why Columbus Is A Celebrated Jerk

Columbus Day has come and gone, and once again I’m reminded of how strange we Americans behave with our holidays. Namely, forgetting the original intent of the day, and doing whatever the hell we want. No holiday is safe from our misuse. We have one day a year off...

Perils of Shaving

[I wrote this when I was 20... Decided to post it in all it's youthful glory] I hate that I must shave daily. Since my facial hair is a loose confederation of follicles by nature (otherwise known as patchy), which consistently attempt to form a "beard" on my face, I...

31 Books You Should Read

My friend is probably crazy. She's compiling an epic list of books to read, which at this point has grown larger than she could reasonably finish in a lifetime. By her estimates, if she read for two hours every single day, for the rest of her life, she would get about...

What to do when your Cat Headbutts Doorknobs

We have two cats. One is small and cuddly, the other large and demanding of my attention. Many of the mysterious behaviors that plague felines psyches also infects our beasts, but one stands in my mind as unique to our brood. The love hate relationships with the bathroom.

Another Idea for How to Win An Election

First-time candidates and seasoned political veterans all have the same question; how to win an election? There's one problem... political candidate's websites are horrible. They might look nice, including a very fine picture of the candidate and his family in poses...

Maybe You Shouldn’t Promise Things

"At Papa Murphy's... your complete satisfaction is our only goal. Guaranteed." - From the poster on the store's wall. That promise is a tall order, and not something to be taken lightly I think. Unfortunately companies do this all the time, knowing that they will fail...

Maybe You Shouldn't Promise Things

"At Papa Murphy's... your complete satisfaction is our only goal. Guaranteed." - From the poster on the store's wall. That promise is a tall order, and not something to be taken lightly I think. Unfortunately companies do this all the time, knowing that they will fail...

Why Living Like You’re Dying is Bad Advice

I think if I really chose to live my life like every day was my last, I would be a complete jerk. Maybe that says a lot about me, but I have a feeling that everyone would be more or less the same. Think about it, if this is your last day, and nothing follows, then...

Why Living Like You're Dying is Bad Advice

I think if I really chose to live my life like every day was my last, I would be a complete jerk. Maybe that says a lot about me, but I have a feeling that everyone would be more or less the same. Think about it, if this is your last day, and nothing follows, then...

Why You Should Live a Small Life

Too often we try to live our lives in such a grandiose way, dreaming such big dreams. But how many of those big dreams are only in our minds? How often do we satisfy ourselves with the dream and not the realization of the dream? So we dream big, higher than we can...

Story, Your Life, and A New Step

Your life is a story unfolding, deal with it. Dismiss the idea all you want but it doesn't change the reality of the fact. You are living a story. Does that sound too far-fetched or abstract? It's not. Imagine your life right now as a movie or book, would you want to...

Why Your Soul Is Slowly Dying

My guess is that your life is not what you want it to be. The good news is that there are probably only one or two things you need to change in order to have the best life ever. The bad news: those things will be the hardest in the whole world to change. Which is why...

The Rise of Web 3.0

Have you ever been excited for a new movie to come out? Maybe it's the sequel to a beloved series? Maybe it's based on a great book you love and you can't wait to see it on screen? Either way you feel that adrenaline rush of energy when you see the trailer.  So you...

How to Win An Election… Every time.

So, you've decided to run for office and you're wondering how to win an election. You assemble your team, you define a campaign strategy (for incumbents, stay the course; for challengers, we need change!), and then you need volunteers. Before you go any farther...

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