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I’m not sure if you believe in miracles, luck or serendipity, but all three of them struck one Sunday in a tiny Nebraska church in 1950.
It's a cold March in Nebraska. We're at the West Side Baptist Church.
Choir practice starts at 7:15.
The Reverend comes in...
From my journal, unedited:
I need to renew some commitments.
My commitment to life, my enjoyment of it, and my commitment to bettering my mind and body.
I need to be in the field, but not toiling. Merely working, testing, experimenting, playing. I can't become an attack dog, chained and...
As a correspondent on The Daily Show, Hasan Minhaj honed his comedic voice and developed a unique brand of political satire.
While many aspiring comedians might focus on honing their jokes and perfecting their punchlines, Minhaj credits a different aspect of comedy as being crucial to his success: the "take"...
On my first day of school, before the bell even rang, I got into a fight.
It was the first of many.
I was in detention so often that my parents thought school finished at almost 5pm.
By the time I was forced to switch schools two and a half...
Everyone you have heard of, seen, or encountered was a data point that shaped your understanding of the world.
They taught you about the possible states of human existence.
The homeless man on the street, the waiter in the restaurant, the celebrity on television, and the athlete in the stadium....
In the scale of the universe, a lot of the things we worry about seem meaningless.
The same could be said of our innovations.
It is statistically improbable that you will experience any events of magnitude in the scale of the universe during the span of a single human life....
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