This past spring, I threw away a pair of boots – lace-up Steve Madden ones – that had giant holes in them. My mother had been begging me to throw them away for more than a year, but for whatever reason, I kept them and wore them a couple of times. Despite the giant holes. But those ones are gone now, replaced with a pair of Bogs boots that look like a cross between the utilitarian Blundstone boots and short… Read more »

A couple minutes ago, I finished writing the draft of a post titled, “On Working for Joy.” I’d just spent a while figuring out some deep conclusions about my life and happiness through writing. And, when I finished and read it over, I hit the “Publish” button. I was directed to a page that read, “Are you sure you want to do this? Please try again.” And so I hit Please try again. What did I get? It took me… Read more »