Category: Life

Thoughts on life, travel and growing up

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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...

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I Am Not a Coffee Snob

I’ve been telling people for years that I am a coffee snob. After all, I’ve been a coffee drinker since I was five. I rarely ever drink Folgers and Maxwell House. I spend an...

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Weird Things I Thought as a Kid

I though a lot of weird things when I was kid. There were words I got wrong and concepts I got mixed up, all to the consternation of my parents and teachers. Here are...

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Biggby Coffee in East Lansing

I’ve enjoyed coffee since I was a kid, and I always enjoyed going to coffee shops with my dad and/or grandpa. But it was only as a teenager that I really got into the...

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The Student Government Election

I was in student government in college, and I had some good times. I handed out candy and hot chocolate to constituents, and traveled to Washington, DC for a conference with the World Bank....

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Naps and Siestas

I drove my parents crazy as a kid. I was an insomnia baby, and getting me to sleep was next to impossible. I was too excited about life. There were just too many things...

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The Problem with Self-Help Books

I used to love self-help books. Throughout high school and college, I would go to the bookstore and peruse the self-help section. (I read other genres as well, but self-help books were my favorite...

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The Death of a Friend

My good friend Rachel Bjorklund passed away yesterday after a car accident in Indiana. Rachel was known for her bright red hair and her quiet but acerbic wit. I met her a couple of...