Category: Life

Thoughts on life, travel and growing up

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Living in the Present

I have trouble living in the present. It’s too easy to dream about the future or reminisce about the past. On the other hand, I think that living too much in the present leads...

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Getting My Wisdom Teeth Out

It’s a rite of passage in our society, as well as a side effect of modern dental hygiene. Getting your wisdom teeth out is an important part of growing up in modern America, something...

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There Are No Grown-Ups

I read an interesting article by Pamela Druckerman, in which she states, “There are no grown-ups. We suspect this when we are younger, but can confirm it only once we are the ones writing...

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What’s Up With Camping?

What’s the appeal of camping? I don’t mean that as a rhetorical question. I honestly don’t know why people enjoy it. I’ve been a couple of times, and while I have had fun occasionally,...

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The Vlogbrothers and Sibling Relations

I’ve always been a big fan of documentaries and educational videos, and that got me to watching educational YouTube channels like SciShow and CrashCourse. Both of these channels were created in part by two...

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A Moderate Snob

I realized recently that I am not a coffee snob. Even though I don’t like to drink cheap and crappy coffee, I also don’t like to spend a gazillion dollars at some pretentious coffee...

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The Best Years of Your Life

As a teenager, I never believed people who said that high school was the “best years of your life”. No, I thought, that was college. Only years later did I realize I was just...

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Katamari Friends

In case you’ve never played it, Katamari Damacy is a video game with a simple premise. You start with a small katamari ball that can magically “pick up” objects smaller than itself. As you...