a list for friday—things I’d like to tell everyone

If we all stopped shopping there, Walmart would eventually go away.

Giving your kid an unusual first name does not make him special. That’s up to him. It just makes him a kid in suburbia with a weird name.

The sooner something’s dealt with, the easier it is.

You look thinner if your clothes aren’t skin-tight.

Most of the drama in your life is there because you allow it. (Or cause it.)

I didn’t come to the concert to hear you hum.

Not everything “happens for a reason.”

Sunscreen will postpone wrinkles. …