Hello Again, Homesickness
Jan07

Hello Again, Homesickness

Home is where one starts from. — T.S. Eliot It sure was nice to be home. The hearty meals. The head scratches. The general lack of any and all responsibility as I played video games till 2am. But now I’m back in Columbus. In the snow. And moody. Really, though, I’m just homesick. The notion of homesickness goes as far back as Homer’s Odyssey where some of the sailors were forced to stop singing their country’s song because it...

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Heartfelt Homeward
May07

Heartfelt Homeward

Only that traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better. – Henry David Thoreau There really is nothing like returning to your childhood home. Or in my case, returning to the place I lived last year as a semi-grown adult. And after spending the last year in Columbus, OH with two other guys in a rundown apartment where the majority of my food preparation was inputting three minutes on the...

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How to Be Happier
Jul24

How to Be Happier

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so. — John Stuart Mill I am in quite a good mood. And only part of it stems from the fact that you’re reading this blog. Also, there is the residue of stomach happiness from eating ribs last night, but neither of those reasons are the real reason I’m happy. The real reason I’m happy—well, I guess if you broke it down, you could say the reason for my happiness is achieved...

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Sibling Rivalry
Jun19

Sibling Rivalry

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. — Thomas Carlyl What is it that makes me want to beat my brother and sister at everything we do? It doesn’t matter if it’s a game of four square, or who can annoy father the fastest; there is an inherent rivalry between us. For instance, yesterday my brother and I were standing side by side at the urinal before the movie “Man of Steel” started. And when I zipped...

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An Animal Clinic for the Homeless
Jun05

An Animal Clinic for the Homeless

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. — Sir William Osler As a child, you likely wanted to be a veterinarian: a career, you assumed, filled with playing with animals. But if you really understood what they did, if you understood how often they were scratched, bitten, peed on, how often owners yelled at them, how often they had to euthanize someone’s family member, you...

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