Verbal Tics

Since I’m trying to talk less and listen more, I’m deleting the cheapest words I say. “Actually.” I’ve stopped saying “actually.” It doesn’t actually mean anything. It doesn’t actually mean anything when I say it...

Fear Not

“This is going to be so long, I won’t be able to finish it in a day.” That’s what I told Matt Slaybaugh. Matt is my writing partner on occasional Sundays, often at the Roosevelt Coffeehouse. As I dove into this piece, I felt I needed to warn...