Echoes of Our Parents

As you age, you begin to notice¬†echoes of your parents in your day-to-day behavior. This is particularly difficult if, like me, one those parents was a waste of carbon. There are times when I am surprised or even amused at things — for example, I talk to cats the same way my mother does (same tone, same words, same rhythms of speech) — and there are times when I am horrified by things, like when I do or say anything like my father would have done.

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What I’ve Learned in 2015

• I like Frank Sinatra‘s music. • That it’s possible to lie to yourself for years and convince yourself that everything’s fine, even if it’s not. • If your flight has a layover in O’Hare, then a trip from Minneapolis to Detroit will take more time than a direct flight from Minneapolis to London. • … Read more