Single cent problems are easy to come by. They are parking tickets and holes in pockets. They are lost sunglasses, lost keys, and being locked out of your apartment. The truth about them, in the economy, is that they add up. What is a single cent problem today can escalate into a plural cent problem tomorrow. Looking at the history of the penny–and thinking about penny candy and penny for your thoughts and penny culture–is a fun way to examine how to let go of the small stuff and to find meaning and the sense of miracle in something as small as one single cent.