57: forging a new trail

I detest small talk, particularly about the weather, so excuse me for this: the weather yesterday was absolutely beautiful, right?

Sunny, nearly cloudless skies; warm and breezy, but not too much so of either. Excellent.

And because of that, I was posed with a bit of a dilemma. Continue reading “57: forging a new trail”

56: if you could give up one of these physical needs, which would you choose?

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I was asked this hypothetical question the other day:

If you were able to give up the physical need for one of the following, and had to choose one, which would you choose?

  1. Eating
  2. Breathing
  3. Sleeping

It’s an interesting question. Each choose comes with certain benefits and pitfalls, and each poses difficult mechanical questions. Continue reading “56: if you could give up one of these physical needs, which would you choose?”

55: I can’t really afford to live every day like it’s my last

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What if, one day, you woke up and discovered that you only had 28 days to live? Continue reading “55: I can’t really afford to live every day like it’s my last”

54: why I love a dark and dreary day

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How ’bout that weather, eh?

Disclaimer: I acknowledge that, yes, it is still winter, and yes, it might be a little weird that Pennsylvania has seen so many warm, humid days recently. Some more informed folks than I probably see cause for concern. Who am I to say?

I am qualified to say that days like today are among my absolute favorite kinds of day, speaking in terms of the weather. Continue reading “54: why I love a dark and dreary day”

52: i think i’m multilingual, dude

My mother hates it when I “call her dude.”

Funny thing is, I’ve never actually called her “dude” before. Since she reads this blog, I’m sure this will be a revelation for her. Continue reading “52: i think i’m multilingual, dude”

50: NEW! history, the latest edition

I saw something curious on Facebook the other day.

It was an article about Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the U.S. and the man who penned the Declaration of Independence.

And those are pretty indisputable facts about him (for now, anyway).

But dig a little deeper and, depending on whom you ask, what is fact becomes slightly more ambiguous. Continue reading “50: NEW! history, the latest edition”