Where there's smoke...

Where there’s smoke…

This question, as all good questions do, begins with a cast iron skillet. My wife is—and this is putting it in a way only a…

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Finish line

Finish line

“I am as nervous as I’ve ever been.” That was my son this morning, up before the sun for his first youth triathlon. At eight…

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Alarm

Alarm

The roundest person in the entire gym was the firefighter who came to save our lives this morning. He was 350 pounds if he was…

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Those aren't ants in my pants

Those aren’t ants in my pants

It’s a little more than 17 miles of county roads–open fields, farm land, red barns, private air strips, luxury homes, views of the Blue Ridge…

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The life cycle of a vomiter

The life cycle of a vomiter

Stage 1: The body’s will–Notable during the first several years of a child’s life, Stage 1 is exhibited by body and mind exhibiting no will…

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Pine Nut Mouth

Pine Nut Mouth

I blamed the banana, and I blamed it in a number of four-letter ways that would’ve made my mom wash my mouth out with brands…

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The Irrational Machine

The Irrational Machine

Every weekday morning at 7:30am on the nose, John Smith (not his real name) gets up from the same spot on his bed. He showers…

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Healthcare, taxes, and the HSA solution

Healthcare, taxes, and the HSA solution

I looked like a grumpy Republican. Receipts were flying out of my printer, my wife was calling out numbers from across the room, and I…

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