• : dumb coping strategies :

    Like every person in the world, I’m bored stiff. You can only pick dog hair off your socks for so long, you know. The weather doesn’t even try to help. This early in…

  • : this won’t last forever :

    I ordered bagels last week. Online. From Panera. I do that occasionally, order a dozen bagels for pickup the next morning. This time, though, I wasn’t sure what to expect…

  • : I got greedy :

    I did. Success went right straight to my head; I was drunk on power and competence. It was both life enhancing and unfamiliar. You see, I’ve tilted at more than my share of…

  • : the annual fall panic :

    Is there a name for the extreme fear of being cold? Yes, it’s called frigophobia and is a condition from which I suffer. I assure you, suffer is the appropriate word, as…

    : stepping up :

    Not in terms of personal betterment, mind you, but in terms of accepting responsibility. You see, I’m exchanging the freedom and independence of my automobile for…