Clouds above Columbus, OH

I want to begin with an apology.

I’m sorry to make you read this. It’s quite painful for me to write it, in fact. I’ve been starting and stopping this essay for the past month and I still don’t know if it’s worth your time. Nonetheless, it had to be written — semaphores to my older self, if you will. The idea was to tell a story of revisiting the past, saying goodbye, disappointment, forgiveness, and that private sense of joy that comes from suddenly recognizing your own ignorance. …

Here’s something I hear a lot: “I wish I had more time to read.”

The funny thing is that this statement has nothing to do with time constraints associated with reading. People who read do it because they value it and make time for it in their lives. It’s not like it takes any more time than binge-watching True Detective (Nothing against the show BTW. I hear it’s great), and with devices like Kindles and Nooks it’s easier than ever to read no matter how hectic your life is. …


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