Speaking of “from scratch”

After I titled the last post, I decided to go find out the origin of the phrase. Apparently it used to mean “start with no advantage,” which is nearly the opposite of how we use it now. Who knew?

But more importantly, I found a podcast from This American Life where Ira Glass talks to several different people and authors on starting over new on purpose or by force. It’s from 2003, but I feel like a lot of people could identify with the stories after the last few years.

Listen here: This American Life, Starting from Scratch

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