Author: Anna

Tool Kit For Life

I have tried to keep a similar cigar box—sometimes a literal cigar box, next to my own recliner, sometimes (usually) a briefcase or backpack that I carry with me everywhere I go. I have compiled a list here of the 42 things I’d ideally have in my cigar box (or carry in a backpack; all 42 would not fit in a cigar box, but most would)—the things that, as far as I’m concerned, will prepare you for whatever you encounter.

Gretel and Hansel

The Grimm fairy tales tell us of steps that people take to survive when they are in need. Many of us in modern America are so far removed from the real pressures of want...