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May 30, 2019

Possibly Stupid But Totally Worth It

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We spent two days out there, reveling in novelties such as hiking and quiet and the way the jungle biome breathes and grows and lives and does not need you in order to do so. Novelties such as sitting outside after dark (safe!) and being part of the...

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March 12, 2019

On Cafeteria Lunches and Economic Bullies

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It’s been, like, twelve years since I last did this. Not since my days in public school. Twelve years ago, I was a professional cafeteria navigator and a lucky recipient of Pennsylvania’s free lunch program for kids of families on food stamps. That...

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December 4, 2018

Advent, Atheists, and Why the Menorah Should Matter to You

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Last week at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, a menorah located on campus in the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house was vandalized. Later that week, it was stolen. My younger brother is a freshman living on campus there and shared...

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September 17, 2018

What Is The Other Side?

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The “other side” is never composed of anything more than living, breathing, feeling, hurting, searching, complex, singular human beings. Subconsciously, we reduce them to a group, an entity, to an “other” status, because doing so is frankly easier...

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