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Eight Maxims – A listicle to live by

Maxims are codes that we parrot, but rarely pause to consider. They bespeak what our culture values, as much as they teach us a lesson in sparse, bumper-sticker phrasing. Here is a list of eight maxims that I’ve stolen, applied, or ignored to my later regret. 1. Once you have a hammer, everything becomes a nail. Imagine a kid with…

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Marriage is like a credit card

Relationship advice on the internet is worse than anything in Cosmo or Ladies’ Home Journal, mostly due to sheer volume and banality. The 9 Smartest Marriage Tips Ever from Salon caught my attention as it bobbed through my data stream today because the author claimed to provide us with new, useful information that was derived from experts ranging from her…

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A Winter’s Tale – Part 1

I have low uncertainty tolerance, particularly when it comes to cars and other things that involve agility, dexterity, or getting stuck on the roadside. As a weak adventurer, I’ve been nervous about my adventuring companion, the Fiat Pop 500c, and how it will handle the snow. I’ve searched and researched, finally realizing that my true quest was for certainty and…