For some, Valentine’s Day is a time to appreciate your significant other. For others, it might be the opportune moment to reassess what we idolize in life, using Trainspotting as an example of what happens when we lean too heavily on our vices and unhealthy coping mechanisms.

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For the better part of a decade, my husband and I had made it a point to not celebrate Valentine’s Day on the actual day. One, because we both feel it’s sort of a silly, gimmicky holiday to begin with, and two, we have decided to come up with our own day each year around…

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When writer’s block and wedding plans rear their ugly heads, you go to friends for inspiration. And then you shamelessly copy/paste their stories into a blog post (with full permission, of course). I’ve known Carla since we were (un)cool homeschoolers in our early pre-teens. Our friendship solidified over a shared armpit joke and later a…

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Shout out to all you long-time Harvest Mooners, reaping your pixelated produce, foraging in the mountains, and selecting a spouse from your choice of personalities and pretty faces – LONG before those copycat farm games started cropping up. (See what I did there?) Choice is a glorious aspect of video games, isn’t it? (Unless you’re…

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It might seem surprising, based on all the obsession and emphasis in the world around us, but there are a few people out there who really don’t care about romance. Really. Not just people who are bummed out by something that didn’t work, or have self-piteously given up on a romantic relationship. Some of us…

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