This was originally posted back in September 2015, but I recently re-read it and discovered a few gaps in my argument that I hope I’ve now properly filled in. Facebook is one of the worst things in the world. Really, all of social media is pretty terrible, amplifying our most antisocial behaviors to frightening levels. […]
It takes a strong and mature person to joyfully and thankfully receive a Christmas gift they didn’t want. It takes an even stronger, more mature person to receive the perfect gift that has an imperfection. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the gift you wanted, exactly what you wanted, in fact…except it’s got a […]
It’s the wind that you never fully consider. Perhaps it gets a mention–”And think of the wind!”–but I doesn’t get the attention it deserves from the outsiders. Not like the height. The focus is on the height. The death-defying, gravity-taunting, insane height above the earth. What those who safe on the ground don’t realize is […]
I remember reading a story a long time ago about a prisoner who was released from police custody due to a clerical error. They read the wrong ID number, looked at the wrong picture, opened the wrong door—it doesn’t matter because either way they let the wrong person go free.
I do really well with multi-tasking. So well, in fact, that I take on way too much, but even then, I manage until something goes. Something always goes wrong.
I used to work at the public library. My coworkers and our boss was awesome, but the pay wasn’t great—$5 minimum wage, because it wasn’t a career—though there was a perk of working there: fine exempt status.