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In Praise of the Almost-Ordinary

Last weekend my wife and I passed a milestone, one that wouldn’t have even been an inchstone until 2020. Is there such a thing as an “inchstone”? Well, no. And that’s my point. Because you don’t celebrate ordinary things until … Continue reading

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The New-New Normal?

“The New Normal.” Well, that phrase got old fast–although not as old as the crisis that caused its overuse. And now we’re regrouping again. Society and individuals are trying to figure out how to get back to the Old Normal … Continue reading

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Normal, Oh, How I’ve Missed You!

My wife and I love daytrips to forests, hills, gorges—there are plenty nearby, or at least plan-ahead-close. And there are quaint towns and areas of Cincinnati, our sprawling metropolis (OK, so it’s not exactly Chicago, but it has its share of, … Continue reading

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