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How Books and Cats Helped Me Figure Out Who I Was Meant to Be

Written words and furry friends boosted me along the journey to figuring out who I was meant to be.

How to Make Honesty Matter in a Post-Truth World

If you want to rail against dishonesty in others, hold yourself accountable first.

My Freelance River Dance

Working as a full-time freelance writer is a negotiation between effort and luck.

My Life as a Kentucky Buckeye

Raised in Northern Kentucky with a majority of my adult life spent in Ohio, which side do I tie my identity to?

The Upside of Entropy

You can intervene in all kinds of ways—and we do every day—but as far as nature is concerned, it’s a series of one-way streets to a common destination: futility.

An Honest Conversation about Privilege and Entitlement

Trying to have an honest conversation about privilege and entitlement.

Social Media Versus Physical Activity: #gtramp Offers Both

Can kids teach themselves how to do a back flip on the trampoline by watching a video on Instagram or YouTube? How about a double or triple back flip? As a former gymnast and...

Knowing When to Click ‘Unfollow’ on Social Media

I don’t know you, and you don’t know me, and sometimes all the un-knowing of each other isn’t something I want to hold on a tiny screen in my hand.

Reconsidering the Meaning Behind the House I Grew up In

I haven’t seen Mr. and Mrs. Eismann in decades, but as soon as they answer the door I am 10 years old again, coming to play with their daughter Darlene, my childhood best friend....

Traveling With Kids Is Such a Trip

Travel helps you see the world through their eyes, for better or worse.
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