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The “Let It Slide” Collection

November 12, 2013

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Every year, as Catholic school students, we were sent out into the neighborhood on fundraising expeditions, wearing our uniforms and carrying cardboard suitcases filled with overpriced chocolate bars. It was my first sales job, and I was terrible at it. I’m pretty sure my Aunt Josephine bought the entire box every time, not because the […]

Pressed for Time

October 23, 2011

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This is going to annoy some people, and I know that because I have a well-developed sense of when I’m being annoying. But that isn’t what I’m worried about. My fear is that I’ll sound ungrateful, like I’m some insanely wealthy person whining about not having enough room for all of his money. The thing […]

Zero, One, and Infinity

August 15, 2010

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The concept of infinity is useful in mathematics, but doesn’t have many practical applications in everyday life. In fact, it tends to cause problems. For example, if you had an infinite number of ping pong balls, each with a different numeral, and you gave away all of the even-numbered balls, you’d still have an infinite […]

A Personal Ad

June 8, 2010

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MARRIED COUPLE, EARLY FIFTIES. SEEKS OTHER COUPLES FOR CONVERSATION, COMPANIONSHIP, AND FUN. No, really. We’re not into anything weird. We’re just tired of talking about the weather and the price of gas. And we’re hoping there are others out there who might be feeling the same way. Here’s a little about us. We enjoy traveling, partly […]