Bacon Loud, Bacon Proud: Don’t Be Embarrassed for Being Weird, Crazy, Ultra-Bacon You

I coached girls soccer for a number of years. One of the things I enjoyed doing to boost morale was wearing a fake mustache. I’d run up and down the field holding my mustache on to keep it from flying off as I’d yell out to my girls, “Push up! Push up! You’re beautiful people!…

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You Know What You Know: Why You Should Never Feel Guilty That Your Bacon Doesn’t Know Everything

I’m very much a learn-as-you-go kind of person. The amount of luck I’ve had figuring things out without letting on that I really don’t know shit is really quite baffling. For instance, when I first started writing for a local newspaper, I received a call from a resident saying I should interview this retired volunteer…

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Get That Bacon on Paper: My Nonsensical (But Effective) Journaling Method

I didn’t really start journaling until I was about 23. I had tried before, but I was way too much of a perfectionist. I would approach each entry with this vision of someone reading it after I died, so it had to look all pretty, insightful, beautiful, and crap. Like it had to be the…

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Honest to Bacon: Never Feel Guilty About Telling the Truth. Even If It Hurts At First

I registered for a microeconomics class as an elective once in college. I wasn’t particularly interested in the subject and it didn’t have anything to do with my major, but I figured what the hell? Why not? Yeah… about that… Up to that point, I had always been an A (and sometimes B) student –…

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