Media bias can show up in subtle ways (#2)

Here are the two most recent TIME magazine covers, each featuring two of the most powerful people in Washington, DC. On the left, a dramatic black and white photo that was posed and lit to highlight the subject’s thoughtful demeanor as she weighs the decisions she’s made and the ones she’s yet to make. She’s […]

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RIP Sparky

Sparky had the softest ears I’ve ever touched. He hated when I touched them. Like … one little touch and he’d shake his head to get me off, then he’d give me this look of sheer exasperation. If I kept it up — and I usually did — he’d eventually get up and go to […]

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Mom & Dad, Why Did You Let Me Eat This Stuff?!?

I’ve been chatting with my daughter over the past several days about all the strange (and probably unhealthy) eating habits that I had as a kid. There was the phase I went through around 8-10 years old where I constantly ate uncooked hot dogs straight from the package. I remember polishing off an entire pack […]

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In praise of the Jason Bourne film franchise

Over the past week, I rewatched the entire Jason Bourne film franchise and I feel like the greatness of this series needs to be celebrated. Some random thoughts: 1. Overall, this is the best spy movie franchise IMO. Whoa, Matt, what about James Bond? I hear you saying. Look, I get that Bond is iconic […]

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The 5 Stages of Colonoscopy Prep

My first colonoscopy went well, thanks for asking. It happened yesterday — my first surgery/medical procedure of any kind. It’s true — no broken bones, no sprained ankles, nothing that has ever required me to see a doctor for anything other than preventative treatments and regular checkups. I’ve been blessed. The procedure itself went well […]

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