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Giving up on my little bird
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Giving up on my little bird

There’s a certain amount of giving up requisite to keeping your wits about you, certain concessions necessary to remain something in the neighborhood of happy. Your GPS will heave as it searches for the address, whilst you concede point after point to keep everyone’s smile above half mast. Take the […]

The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)
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The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)

Last year, a friend asked me about traveling to Europe. She had never been and desperately wanted to go, but was understandably frightened after bombings and shoot-ups in train stations and concert halls respectively. I turned to math, as I’m wont to do, and made the sensible case that the […]

Life’s Hectic, Man
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Life’s Hectic, Man

It sounds stupid to say it, and it might not be overtly obviously to look at me, but I’ve been known to sometimes forget to eat lunch. Life’s hectic, man. On weekdays, when the kids are busy shuffling from classroom to classroom learning about western civilization, the habitats of dart […]

A Simple Gesture
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A Simple Gesture

Two lanes become five at this particular intersection. The two on the left are left-only lanes. The furthest to the right, a no-turn-on-red right-only. The final pair of lanes, as I reckon you’d have already guessed, are supposed to go straight. Straight and only straight, up an hardly perceivable grade […]

The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403
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The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403

Being inside an empty football stadium gives me the tingling. It’s not quite a fetish but it is undeniably a thing for me. I’ve stopped questioning it, I simply reveal in the sensation of coming out of a tunnel to see the lush green pitch and the brightly colored seats […]

A New Year’s Resolution To Change or At Least Question Everything I Think and Do
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A New Year’s Resolution To Change or At Least Question Everything I Think and Do

The internet tells me that people are not only making a New Year’s resolution for this New Year but that they are picking words for 2018; a single word in some cases or an entire sentence crammed together devoid of spaces like a social media hashtag. Others are simply doing […]

How To Teach Your Teen (or Teen Entrepreneur) About Money Management
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How To Teach Your Teen (or Teen Entrepreneur) About Money Management

Not every dad in the world will find the need to use the per piece cost of a 100-pack of iridescent beads to teach his kids about personal finance but all dads and moms do have a brand new teen money management tool to help illustrate essential home economic topics […]

Thus Begins The Whole Life Challenge
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Thus Begins The Whole Life Challenge

I made mention of it yesterday, the whole Whole Life Challenge thing. My oldest brother pushed me and middle bro to join him, we did, and now we’re off on a 6-week game to best each other. Today it begins, the Whole Life Challenge, and it began, for me, with […]

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