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I arrived at work this morning sometime around 5:30, zombied my way up the stairs and began my standard routine. I fired up the computer and immediately set my hands to making a pot of coffee – a critical element of any righteous morning. Since I neglected to water my plants yesterday afternoon, I made…

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I strongly dislike waiting. Ours is a quick-service society. We want what we want and we want it now. Instant credit. Overnight delivery. Car insurance in 15 minutes or less. Jimmy John’s “freakishly fast” delivery. Computers that calculate complex equations in the blink of an eye. I find it irritating when I arrive at the…

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Photo by Damon J. Gray

I died about a half hour ago, along with seven other people. A fire alarm went off in the building in which I work. At the time, I was in a conference room with six other folks, and not one of us realized the alarm was sounding. It sounded more like a squeaky bearing in…

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