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I Survived a Summer Month Without Air Conditioning in St. Louis
I Survived a Summer Month Without Air Conditioning in St. Louis

True story, first-world problem. Just over a month ago, the air conditioning in my condo stopped wor

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My Greatest Fear #62: Thunder and Lightning
My Greatest Fear #62: Thunder and Lightning

I readily admit that most of my “greatest fears” are irrational and outlandish, like pot

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What’s Your Favorite Unique Talk Show Interview Format?

Recently I was telling someone about some odd-yet-wonderful talk show formats, one of which is very

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What I Thought I Wanted in a Woman 9 Years Ago (and What Has Changed)

Nine years ago, I was 29 years old, and I was in full dating mode. I had ended two back-to-back, lon

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Pet Pleases #155 and #156: Memory and Knots
Pet Pleases #155 and #156: Memory and Knots

Today I have two tiny pet pleases, little things that make me happy. First, do you ever think of som

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