It Matters Even More Now That I’m a Klutz. Thanks, Pandemic.

a red sticker that reads "100% KLUTZ CERTIFIED"
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I haven’t written about this much, but I’ll say it now: I’m a klutz.

When I was a little kid, I was always falling down and skinning my knees. Now, I did eventually become a runner, first a sprinter in elementary school and later a cross country runner in middle school (before puberty came along and made it impossible to compete like I had before,  » Read more

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When Someone Dies, Just Say “I’m Sorry For Your Loss.” Let the Grieving Person Know You Care But Don’t Risk Saying Anything Dumb.

a statue of a person lying down, covering their face in grief
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I learned a long time ago that when you want to express your condolences to someone who is grieving a death, simple is best. Especially if you don’t know them all that well. Or you aren’t familiar with the situation.

Keep it simple. “I’m sorry for your loss” is fine.

Now,  » Read more

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