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Whole Foods was my daughter’s favorite grocery store, which never made me happy since that store annoys the hell out of me. It’s not my fault. I’m allergic to smugness. It makes me hate everything around me.  Needless to say I was thrilled to learn that my children’s new favorite grocery store is the newly…

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In 1999 I graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Though I’m quite certain that my years of study have contributed to my success as a teacher and a writer, it’s always been difficult to pinpoint exactly how. An English degree teaches you to read, write and think, but you could already…

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Technically she made our daughter (with a little help from me), but in this case, I’m referencing the skirt, which she made (along with another) over the the course of  day. As someone who has never made anything with his hands, I am unendingly impressed with my wife’s ability to envision something and then possess…

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I have a new policy, which I enacted (somewhat awkwardly) for the first time yesterday: Whenever the topic of conversation turns to the weather, and it doesn’t include a tornado, hurricane, major snow event, or similar weather anomaly, I leave the room if at all possible. We all have the current weather conditions and the…

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Limiting choices and increasing the speed at which you make those choices will increase your productivity. I essentially have two choices when it comes to footwear: A pair of black sneakers and a pair of black shoes. When I’m deciding what to wear in the morning, my choice is simple. Unless I’m taking the stage…

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My five year-old daughter is a self-selected vegetarian, except that she eats bacon. This is understandable, I think. Bacon is good. My friend, Tony, makes chicken wrapped in bacon for our tailgate parties, but when he runs out of chicken, he finishes off by bacon wrapped in bacon, which is my favorite. It seemed impossible…

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