essays

I Believe In Inertia

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It happened again yesterday, like it always does, about three-quarters of the way through my run: I started to try to talk myself out…

Wind, You Jerk

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My friend Jayson and I were out trail running on Saturday, for long stretches exposed to a 50 mph wind. It was the kind…

Dear Phone, I Love You

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Dear Phone: I love you. I mean, not in that Joaquin Phoenix-falling-in-love-with-his-operating-system way. But maybe in the I’d-probably-hug-you-if-I-hadn’t-seen-you-in-a-few-weeks-and-we-finally-got-together-for-coffee kind of way. I mean, I…

Get Your Autumn On!

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That’s right, it’s fall, aka autumn, aka your favorite season, that fleeting changing of colors, temperatures, clothing layers, and footwear for northern hemisphere humanoids….

Joe Calls It A Day

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My dad, Joe, retires today, after 41 years of work at one company and about two years of worrying if he’d have enough money…