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Smile

Smile

There is no such thing as an unpleasant smile. There are pleasant people who don’t smile very often, and there are unpleasant people who smile sometimes…but there is no such thing as an unpleasant smile. I believe that. I also believe that a smile is the...
Getting By vs Getting Better

Getting By vs Getting Better

I got a little better yesterday. I ran a thirty one mile race through the woods of the Cumberland Plateau, and I got a little better. I can’t really explain why running through the woods made me better, but it did. I finished almost last, but that’s not...
Adulting Is Hard

Adulting Is Hard

I went to the dentist yesterday. The conversation between hygienist and I went like this: Dental Hygienist: How often do you floss? Me: Never. That about wrapped up the topic of flossing. Who came up with all of this stuff? How much daily maintenance can be crammed...
Old Man Noises

Old Man Noises

They are as subtle as a thief in the night. Old man noises. When exactly did they start? At what point exactly does it become mandatory that there be a groaning sound accompanied with every attempt to become vertical? I don’t sit on the ground. With the...
I’ve Never Been Angry & Wrong At The Same Time

I’ve Never Been Angry & Wrong At The Same Time

I got mad at my kids for being hungry. True story. I was angry because they wanted something to eat for breakfast. I was also angry because it was not raining. My weather app said it was going to rain so I made alternative plans for work. Did I mention that I was...
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” —The internet or Albert Einstein (not exactly sure) “Donuts with dads” was yesterday at my...