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A minimalistic lifestyle, however trendy that may be, has been something I have been committed to for a few years. Ridding myself of unnecessary possessions is a lot easier than I thought it would be. It’s actually quite exiting and addictive. Not a day goes by where I don’t scan my stuff and pick out […]

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New Year’s non-resolution

by Todd Hebert on December 31, 2012

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New year’s resolutions don’t work. I don’t have to tell you this. You already know. So, why do you keep making them and breaking them year after year. You’re not going to lose weight, quit smoking, find a new job, eat healthier, exercise more, stick to a savings plan or anything else based on a […]

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My last cigarette ever

by Todd Hebert on November 28, 2012

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Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times. -Mark Twain I’ve just smoked my last cigarette…ever. I say this with complete sincerity, but those who know me laugh at this declaration. Like Mark Twain, I’ve had countless “last cigarettes” over the past few years. […]

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Plastic Bag

by Todd Hebert on November 6, 2012

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In a not too distant future, a Plastic Bag goes on an epic journey in search of its lost Maker, wondering if there is any point to life without her. The Bag encounters strange creatures, brief love in the sky, a colony of prophetic torn bags on a fence and the unknown. To be with […]

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Religion wisdom of America’s founding fathers

by Todd Hebert on November 5, 2012

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The following is a guest post by Nicholas Rathod. In recent years, we have been told by a variety of conservatives that America’s founding fathers established the country under Christian doctrine—that we are a “Christian nation” and should operate accordingly. This notion—that our country’s roots are explicitly Christian—is both foolish and wrong, for it devalues […]

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I walked in with a six-pack. “Oh, yeah!” my mom said. After an hour of chit-chat, potato chips and two MGDs (my parents were still nursing their first), there was a lull in the conversation and I jumped in. “So…I wanted to talk to you guys about religion.” My dad’s eyes somehow perked up and […]

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