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The Amish Farmer and the Fourth of July

One cheer for the geriatric republic.

The Amish Farmer and the Fourth of July

Nine Observations on Two Weeks Without Food*

Finally saw an ab. Wasn't worth it.

Nine Observations on Two Weeks Without Food*

After Conceit, Conversation

In which I find a less combative approach to scholarship.

After Conceit, Conversation

"What have you got to show for it?"

A lesson in gratitude upon changing the clocks.

"What have you got to show for it?"

Twitter, Warfare, and the Imagined Rival

What I've learned from treating interlocutors as, well, human.

Twitter, Warfare, and the Imagined Rival

This Week: 🇺🇦

Silence and solidarity.

This Week: 🇺🇦

Winning Won't Make Us Happy

We were raised to be ambitious, and we're letting it destroy us.

Winning Won't Make Us Happy

On Simple Pleasures

Or why I find it so hard to remember childhood vacations.

On Simple Pleasures

There Are Never Enough Springs

A simple question with no easy answers.

There Are Never Enough Springs

The Lamp, the Lifeboat, and the Ladder

On childhood evangelism and proselytizing prose.

The Lamp, the Lifeboat, and the Ladder