To Feel Seen
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To Feel Seen

This story starts at 5 a.m., though it easily could have begun much later. With a bus scheduled to leave at 9 a.m. from a station barely five minutes away from my hotel, a few more hours of sleep would’ve been the logical decision.

Commit to the Bit
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Commit to the Bit

A “bit” refers to a playful routine or a humorous exchange among friends, often a series of related jokes strung together. In my experience, bits are the most fun-spirited way to encourage genuine human connection and laughter.

The Lost Art of Boredom
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The Lost Art of Boredom

I’ve always been well acquainted with boredom. When I was younger, my boredom fueled my imagination as I turned my uncle’s feather duster into a ballerina or rooted for raindrops racing across the windshield. But as I grew older, boredom became something much more meaningful: a tool for me to find a sense of home.