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4 Questions To Help You Know If It’s Time To Breakup

We’ve all been in that dead end relationship.  The one where no matter how much time you put into it, you never make any progress.  The one where no matter how hard you try you just can’t muster up any affection, much less love. Somehow, no matter how bad it gets—and believe me sometimes it … Continue reading 4 Questions To Help You Know If It’s Time To Breakup

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I Have a Shoe Problem, But It’s Not What You Think

I hate buying shoes. I say this to clarify my new board on Pinterest.  My problem isn’t a typical shoe problem—too many shoes, too much money spent on shoes.  No I just really don’t like buying shoes. An Anecdote In June I had an interview for a new job, and as I put together my … Continue reading I Have a Shoe Problem, But It’s Not What You Think

Doing a Remake Right:  A look at Purple Noon and The Talented Mr. Ripley

                Our frugality backfired. Initially we felt good about deciding to forego spending $21.50 to see a Saturday night showing of Snowpiercer.  Unfortunately our alternative mall wandering turned into a Criterion Blu-ray buying spree at Barnes & Noble.  We ended up with several good movies, but didn’t save … Continue reading Doing a Remake Right:  A look at Purple Noon and The Talented Mr. Ripley

Are You Nerd Enough?

Fakers. There are too many people pretending to be nerds these days.  I know many people who think that they are nerds, but they are not.  It has become so easy to be a “nerd.”  It’s almost cool, and that's not nerdy at all. Define “Nerd” The hard thing is nailing down what makes a … Continue reading Are You Nerd Enough?

A Look Inside My Guilty Pleasure

Spy novels.  That’s my vice, my guilty pleasure. My younger brother, from whom I never take advice, told me once that guilty pleasures are stupid.  If something’s a pleasure, you should not feel guilty. This sort of hedonism is either the best or worst philosophy.  It all depends on how long-term your approach to pleasure … Continue reading A Look Inside My Guilty Pleasure

What Should You Do With Worry?

Everybody worries about something.  The question is what should you do about it? “Cast all your anxiety on the Lord because he cares for you”. (1 Peter 5:7) This verse both comforts and a reproaches my worried and wandering heart when I’m staring down the barrel of loss and emptiness.  When I want to curl … Continue reading What Should You Do With Worry?

Giving Cold the Cold Shoulder: How to beat the winter blues

When it comes to beating the cold, I'm a big believer in escapism. Literally. Get out. If the cold won't go away, just leave. Some things are too big for you to fix or change; don't fight the impossible, abandon it. I realize this advice, if applied to other situations, could lead to a great … Continue reading Giving Cold the Cold Shoulder: How to beat the winter blues