March 19, 2014
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The Irish Exit

“Make sure you make yourself seen. Find the one person there that you know and tap into his inner circle. Then turn his inner circle against him. Who’s in charge now? You are!” Andy Bankin is a party animal.

March 10, 2014
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Autograph

“It wasn’t unusual for trading card companies to release a player’s rookie card before they got called up to the majors, so I realized there was a good chance that he would be playing for the Buffalo Bison (the Indians’ triple-A team) when they came into town the following night.” A player makes Ryan Kauffman‘s night. And vice-versa.

March 5, 2014
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What to Give Up for Lent

“Call me sacrilegious, but challenging someone to demonstrate supernatural powers is chump change–what you do to kids who wear their superhero costumes around the neighborhood when it isn’t Halloween.” Con Chapman shares his views on Lent.

February 28, 2014
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My Addiction: It’s Not What You Think

“I hadn’t left the couch in hours, except for food or bathroom breaks. My body ached from sitting cross-legged without moving. Uncrossing my legs took effort and I needed all my power for playing.” Stephanie Gayle finds her addiction.

February 14, 2014
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The First Date

“Smooth as a thistle. Faced with the most basic dating rules, I was managing, at most, one out of four. And that one the second coming of Steve Urkel.” Can J.D. Smith redeem a first-date disaster?

February 11, 2014
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End Times Are Here Again

“I had hoped at least to raise a toast to the end of the world, but I forgot. I was visiting family in Hiroshima, a city with its own cataclysmic history, and I was too busy drinking beer and eating noodles to notice the irony.” Matt Snell reflects on the end of times.

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