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“My New Abundance of Caution Lifestyle (Because You Can Never Be Too Careful),” by R.D. Ronstad

Jul 28th, 2021 | By

A phrase has been frequently popping up in the media and on signs in establishments recently that I’d never heard before: “out of an abundance of caution.” It most commonly appears, of course, in reference to mitigating the Covid-19 pandemic, though I have also seen it used in military contexts such as the holding back of 12 National Guardsmen from inauguration day duty.



“The Honor of Our Rejection,” by R. C. Barajas

Jul 21st, 2021 | By

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“Gone Fishin’: A Stable Genius at Work,” by Ali Kashkouli

Jul 14th, 2021 | By

The sheer amount of electricity required to power the volume of television I consumed as a child could have caused rolling blackouts in the average third world nation.



“The Best Red Velvet Cake Around,” by Shelli Frew

Jul 7th, 2021 | By

Now, I know what you’re thinkin’: “The best red velvet cake? Can’t be the best, what about Little Debbie?”

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me a Little Debbie cake, as much as the next red-blooded southerner. But this recipe, passed down to me by my meemaw, Dorothy Birdie, is better than anything Little Debbie could bake. It’s sure to delight anyone come round for tea.



Poison Ivy!!!

Jul 2nd, 2021 | By

Winslow got into a fight with some poison ivy. The poison ivy won.