I went into the military when I was 18 years old. It was the worst decision I ever made. This isn’t to malign the military as an institution, or the people in it. The Coast Guard is a great service, and is capable of doing good things. Many people thrive in the military—I did…
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I moved to South Carolina in 2010. It is one of the best decisions I ever made. Actually, the decision was made for me. I was working in New York City…
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You should never ask someone like me what they think about inequality. I’m a rags-to-riches story. Horatio Alger and all that. Pulled myself up with my…
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Apropos to the issue two weeks ago about senior prom, I wonder what the prom king and queen are up to these days? Landscaping and Mary Kay. Or worse…
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I am not afraid of death. I am not afraid of death. I know that when I die, my consciousness will survive, and I will meet my creator, along with the…
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This is a story about my senior prom. There is no moral to the story, no takeaways, no insights, no accumulated wisdom, just a funny story. And it’s not…
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So here is a thing that I do that might make me an asshole. I go out to dinner at a restaurant. Everything is great. The food is great, the service is…
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No matter how hard you try, you can’t make me angry. I’m not joking. I haven’t raised my voice in years. The people I worked with at Lehman Brothers…
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