I need good business cards, cheap, and without murder

Business cards are still a thing for some damn reason. I’ve had them over the years in my capacity as an editor, journalist, social media dude & advertising agency guy, and so on, but I do not have them as a freelancer. Just never really needed them, since most of my business comes by referral. I feel like I’ve got to remedy that, though, and they’ve got to look professional. And design, maybe. I probably need a good, basic, but attractive design. So your recommendations are not only welcome, I’m asking for them! There are a million and a half cheap-o printing services out there who do business cards. I worked with several during my time as co-founder of a little advertising agency, though it…
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Remember the time I backflipped over a mountain gorge?

It was pretty awesome when I did a backflip over a 72-foot canyon on my bike. I took some video of it but for some reason Youtube keeps saying it’s some dude called “Kelly McGarry” which is ridiculous because this is obviously me so I don’t even know what to say about that. You can totally tell from the gloves it’s me, though. Boy, that was sketchy! But I came away from it okay because as you can tell this video is of me and I don’t know who “Kelly McGarry” is, what a botch job by Youtube because everyone knows I did this, I took the video just four days ago in Indiana just look at the gloves you can tell. Well bye.

Tech company founder’s rant on the homeless shows that he’s a giant asshole

Justin Keller, the founder of Commando.io, some tech company that I can’t be bothered to look into because screw this guy, recently ranted about the homeless in his neighborhood. But his rant wasn’t a plea to help them or a rant decrying the conditions that have made them homeless in the first place. No, it was a rant explaining why he doesn’t want to see those disgusting people. A quote: “I know people are frustrated about gentrification happening in the city, but the reality is, we live in a free market society. The wealthy working people have earned their right to live in the city. They went out, got an education, work hard, and earned it. I shouldn’t have to worry about being accosted. I…
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Why did I stop reading books?

After never being away from a book for more than a few days at a time my entire life, the last year has been devoid of finished books. What went wrong? If that sounds like the setup for a piece that is going to explore some interesting ideas about reading, let me spoil it for you: It’s not. I genuinely ran into a wall. Not for lack of trying. I read on a daily basis, often for work (research, etc.), and regularly for pleasure. I subscribe to a number of magazines — yes, print magazines are still a thing! — and have my face buried in text for at least a portion of every day. Actually finishing a book, however, has become near impossible, and…
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