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How Thinking About Suicide Comforted Me

How Thinking About Suicide Comforted Me

The Drawer: The manly smell of my father’s things wafted out of the drawer as I slid it open. As a small child, I loved to look at my father’s box. It was a place where he kept strange little things I didn’t yet understand. […]

Why “Just Average” is the New Awesome

Why “Just Average” is the New Awesome

From the time I was very small, I was led to believe that I was special. I was an only child, so really, my every whim was indulged. Every toy I wanted at Christmas magically appeared and anything I wanted to try I was, pretty […]

Me, My Dad, and Yard Sale Saturday

Me, My Dad, and Yard Sale Saturday

A typical summer Saturday morning during the first 15 years of my life always began the same way. No matter where we lived or what kind of car we drove. My father would brew coffee and then tell me to “get a move on.” Now, […]