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I Recommend Wikipedia

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Have you ever pulled your phone out of your pocket to do something useful, like check the weather forecast or Google the business hours…

I hate running

I Hate Running

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[NOTE: To mark the publication of my new book, I Hate Running and You Can Too, on March 16th, I’m re-posting the original essay…

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A Bicycle Crash

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In my memory of the house, which is from when I was much smaller, the retaining wall was always around three feet high. But…

How To Show Up

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I looked at the menu at a booth in Morg’s, a diner in Waterloo, Iowa, on a cold morning this past January, sure of…

Choose Wonder

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The South Rim of the Grand Canyon can be a magical place: You stand with a 180-degree view of a thing so big and…