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What to Let Go Of, What to Keep

"It is the curse of the history minor; we tend to keep it all, each piece of each part of us we love, even when it topples over the top of us, even when it hurts." New column.


Playing the Feud

"It's always more than just us," now live at the Nation.


There's a Lion Involved

New on Redleg NationIt’s not that I feel antipathy towards a professional soccer team, exactly– it’s just that I have no idea what to do with one. It’s as if someone handed me a brand-new feed welder; I’m sure it’s very nice, but I never asked for one, and I’m pretty sure it will wind up causing widespread damage if left in the wrong hands.


Federally Mandated Sit-ups

New on Redleg Nation: The battle against crap. 


Scenes From a Panera


TRAINER: I need to advise you to stop eating bread

CLIENT: Yeah, I already do that.

ME:  then maybe you guys might want to eat somewhere other than a restaurant whose name IS LITERALLY BOX OF BREAD


ME: I wonder if the Panera app has stopped sucking yet, and I can order from the table

APP: Sorry, we can’t find a Panera in your area.

ME:  How about the oNE I’M SITTING IN