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Happy Thanksgiving from the Homeland

Greetings from my corner of the world in Portland, Oregon. It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., a time when the internet shuts down and we all eat pie. Everyone else, feel free to enjoy the internet to yourself and eat pi... Read More

Weekend Adventure

This weekend I went on an adventure that involved running 13.1 miles in an unusual, remarkable location. I’ll share more on the experience next week, but for now, here’s a preview.... Read More

Second Chances

The first time I was busted as a juvenile delinquent, I wasn’t actually arrested—apparently I was too young. I was eleven years old in a small town in rural Montana, and the way it was explained to me at the time, the... Read More

How To Put Off Making Decisions About Your Life

Everyone hates making decisions, especially ones that are important and determine the course of their future. Thankfully, there’s often no need to make such decisions. Instead, you can simply put them off, often indefin... Read More

Strange Places

I went to Ethiopia and was driven around on an afternoon city tour. “The streets are so bad here,” my guide said. “And the traffic in Addis is terrible!” I looked out the window. Sure, it wasn’t Scandinavia, but... Read More