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About vanyieck

There is nothing about me that is more interesting than you. I am a man. I have a wife and family. I have a career. I have two dogs. I

Pistachios: A Parable of Modern Discourse

“I think pistachios are the most maligned of all the nuts,” announced Seth. “Random Man strikes again!” proclaimed Khalif. “Are pistachios a nut? I didn’t know that,” added Landon. “What did you think they were?” asked Khalif. “I dunno. I … Continue reading

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Big Screen Proposal

Noah was shocked to see his buddy Frank on the big screen at the baseball game. Frank was sitting with his girlfriend Amy. The two were framed in a heart. Words scrolled across the screen. ‘Amy, will you marry me?’ … Continue reading

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The Valentine’s Flag

“OMG, it’s Valentine’s Day!” exclaimed Seth. “Did you actually just said ‘OMG? I mean, that’s okay if you’re a fifteen year old girl, but dude,” replied Mike. “Focus. I’ve got a big problem here. I completely forgot,” said Seth. “There’s … Continue reading

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February Resolutions

Cal and Alicia stood in the checkout line at the drug store with a cart full of items. “Hold on, let me get this straight. You didn’t start your new year’s resolutions until February?” asked Cal. “Exactly. That takes the … Continue reading

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Life Hacks

While stopping at Snootybucks for his daily cappuccino, Parker ran into his old friend Callum. They hadn’t seen each other since graduating from university. They both majored in sixteenth century Norwegian comparative literature. “What’re you up to?” asked Callum. “Put … Continue reading

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How Not To Be Boring

When Bryce arrived at the party, he scanned the room for anyone he recognized. Spotting Christina, he took a quick step behind a lamp. She was alone, standing at the food table, looking eagerly at the crowd. The movement by … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Superman and Lois Never Married

“Am I pretty?” Clark didn’t even look up from his pasta. “No.” An audible gasp escaped Lois. “You don’t?” “No, as in, I don’t think that’s the question you wanted to ask.” A hard stare focused on Clark’s impassive face. … Continue reading

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