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Peter Koehler

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Sin and Virtue and Happy Birthday

A birthday note to my sister

My sister just turned 26. Below is the birthday card that I wrote for her (shared with permission!).

At the end of the card, I offer this wish:

Let that little light of yours shine.
Keep your loves in order.
And don’t apologize to anyone about it.

When I write, I am often writing to/for myself as much as . . .

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Technology Etiquette

11 rules for modern people

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 1. As a general rule, put your phone away during meals with other people. Not on the table. Out of sight, sound off.

2. For a further challenge, put your phone away during meals alone. Read, listen to a podcast, or just eat and notice your surroundings.

3. If you are expecting a truly important and time-sensitive call . . .

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The Jam Strategy

Before she died, my Nana wrote a memoir.

A true love labor, she spent months crafting her stories, working with a local writer to hone the tone of each memory. It was a work for end of life. For reflection. And for sharing of wisdom.

When she finished, she wanted it printed. A small run for friends and family.

She asked her . . .

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July 24, 2016

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