I hate LOL but I give up. LOL, you win.

In 1996, when I first started seeing LOL, I LOLed a lot. It was LOL LOL LOL all over the place in chat rooms. LIke every other sentence. I must have thought the world was hilarious. As the years passed, LOL started to annoy me. A lot. I said, “LOL, shut up! Be... read more

I can’t change your mind

Like a lot of people, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to change the minds of people I know. When I was 12 years old I tried to convert everyone to vegetarianism. I also tried to convince Christians that we descended from apes. I’ve tried to get people to... read more

I dare you to be kinder than you’ve ever been

 I have a reputation, somewhat deserved, for being a kind person. The truth is that, while I do try to be kind, I have never really lived up to my own expectations of how kind I want to be. When I was a kid, there were times I felt like my kindness was a weakness. I... read more

Mental detox

You know how people go through a detox phase when they start eating healthy? It can be kinda unpleasant, right? I’m thinking that there is clearly the mental equivalent of a detox like that. The reason I’m thinking this is that I’ve spent the last... read more

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