When apologizing is a sign of strength.

Handcuffs coming off one wrist

When I was a sophomore in college, I drove to Fort Lauderdale for spring break with my two roommates. It was my first time in Florida, first time on a road trip with friends, first time being threatened with arrest. Recently, I was reminded of this incident.

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Milk this Thanksgiving for all it's worth.

When I did my Thanksgiving shopping earlier this week, I brought my grocery list as usual, but this time I also had paper coupons, and electronic coupons saved on my Hannaford app. I bought almost twice as many groceries as usual, and it took me twice as long, but hey, I saved $20. The next morning, I…

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Birthday: What it births within us.

Today, I am 59 and 364/365ths. Tomorrow, I turn 60. Happy Birthday to me. Other than semantics—“I am 59” vs. “I am 60”—the difference between today and tomorrow for me isn’t insignificant. Sometimes one day does make a huge difference. Yesterday’s mid-term elections, for example. And, of course, the presidential election of 2016. That year, my…

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