“Hi! My name is Matt and I’m a refugee. Would you like to be my friend?” There aren’t a lot of fun, light-hearted ways to tell explian what brought me to Indiana from New Orleans. The best I’ve come with is: ”Well, I was hanging out on top of my house one day and thought it was time for a change.” I [...]


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New Glasses?


“Are Those New Glasses?” I don’t usually notice the minor cosmetic changes in other people’s everyday life: new haircuts, clothes, kids, etc. But there’s something about new glasses that always makes me pause. Male, female, friend or enemy, I always make a point to comment on people’s new spectacles. It’s probably because I have eyeglass envy. I’ve [...]


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