How to Pray

How to Pray

I know that the praying thing makes a lot of you a little queasy. And this makes sense, because religion has historically been oppressive, exclusionary, or, at best, something to appropriate. But, dangerous as it may be, I’m coming out as someone who prays.

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How to Tune A Piano

How to Tune A Piano

A primer for people not actually looking to tune pianos, but who are looking for the deeper lessons that piano tuning might bring a person. Also, I mean, there is SOME information in here on tuning pianos. I wouldn’t call this the end-all-be-all guide, but it’s not NOT useful.

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How to Give the Perfect Present

How to Give the Perfect Present

A gift is not a plumber or a surgeon. It isn’t supposed to prove that you, the gift-giver, are a better gift-giver than everyone else is. A gift is a message that should say, simply, “I care about you. I think about you. Thank you for being you.”

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How To Make Make Your Own Pasta

How To Make Make Your Own Pasta

To love pasta is to love a cheap, readily available, saucy food that every person on earth who is romantically pursuing you will someday try to make for you. And you can show them how much better you are when you demonstrate that boxed noodles are for suckers.

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