Sacrificing the Gift

The worst way to start running is to start running again.  I consider myself fairly active, but there's nothing worse than the utterly out-of-shape feeling I get whenever I go running after a few months off.  I used to run high school cross country, and while I certainly wasn't great, I still got a bit of … Continue reading Sacrificing the Gift

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Mother May I? (And everything your mother warned you not to do)

There are a myriad of ways to die.  Even everyday activities like getting in a car or taking a shower can become deadly under the right circumstances.  But how can we stay safe without spending years of fraught rumination trying to figure out what to avoid?  Humans aren't just born with the knowledge that the … Continue reading Mother May I? (And everything your mother warned you not to do)

Show me someone who knows where all their extra batteries are, and I’ll show you a real adult

One thing I know about adults is that they're really good in emergency situations.  Adults always know exactly what to do when something goes wrong.  They know how to read maps and where to buy life insurance and what to do if they get into a fender-bender. Do you know what I'd do if I … Continue reading Show me someone who knows where all their extra batteries are, and I’ll show you a real adult