Trash talk

My city currently finds itself in the midst of a garbage crisis. An unfortunate and mostly preventable series of events has led to increasingly terrible service over the past four years, and now when I put my bins at the curb, I wonder how long they'll stay there. Until this afternoon, my recycling bin had... Continue Reading →

Opting out(side)

It's no secret that the mere thought of Black Friday sends shudders down my spine. It's also no secret that I love good marketing--which, thronging hordes of turkey-belching people aside, is a big part of my aversion to this crazy day. (Read why HERE.) I stoically refuse to join the masses and stay home. Every. Single. Year. Yesterday... Continue Reading →

Youthful ideals

A thought struck me early this morning, and I haven't been able to let it go. As a rule (there are always exceptions), people's aspirations tend to diminish with age, and I don't think it's because they've accomplished everything on their list. Seriously, if you're over 40, I'll bet you've at least once rolled your... Continue Reading →

Bully for you

One of my first kindergarten memories doesn't have anything to do with school at all. It's the walk home that vividly sticks with me. I didn't live far from school, and I routinely walked home with the rest of the kids who lived in nearby. We weren't exactly friends, just fellow travelers by circumstance, and after... Continue Reading →

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