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Last updated 12/9/2020 at 11:34am

When I got my first job, delivering the local daily newspaper, I learned how to “box” the paper, that is, fold it into a square with corners tucked in to make a tight-fit box. No rubber bands needed. I’d fold all my papers, stack them neatly into my canvas paper bag, throw the bag over my bike’s handlebars and hit the road.

Those papers sailed beautifully, landing (most of the time) at the front door as I rode by. Then, once a month, I’d knock on the door of each of my customers and collect. The publishing company kept most of what I collected, but I made enough to indulge my inte...

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