The Stories We Learn from Our Fathers

“Dad’s on the phone!” It was in mid-December, 1977, when George phoned my sister and I to wish us a Merry Christmas. We shared a single receiver, our heads pressed together at the temples so we could listen and talk at the same time. "Just this morning," he said. "I...

We’re Doing It Wrong: Thoughts After a Digital Detox

I unplugged last Tuesday night and didn’t return until a week later. No email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - not even news headlines. I turned off phone notifications, meditated every morning, had lunch with several friends, saw a good creepy British horror movie,...

No News is Good News

We won’t be publishing a podcast this week. Oh we recorded one, but it’s possibly the most depressing and bland 40 minutes ever put onto tape (or bytes I suppose in this case.) I kept thinking about it last night and messaged Allyson this morning saying, you know...

Eighth Grade

Editor’s note: A couple of weeks ago, inspired by a fun thread on Twitter, I asked my Facebook friends, “what’s the best story you have about accidentally injuring yourself?” It garnered 82 comments of hilarity, woe, and just-plain pain (one woman got bit in the tit...

Mayo, Mars, and Mulaney

Happy Wednesday from my living room couch. It’s approximately 128 degrees outside, school starts next week, and Amazon put my bank account in the red this morning with its sucker-punch of a Prime renewal. Man, it steams me that they give you absolutely no warning...

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