Yet Another Good Idea.

Dear Internet: I have this idea for a website that’s been knocking around in my head for a week or so. I like the concept, but somehow it’s striking me as not a ‘me’ thing. So I’m just going to throw it out there and see what you guys think about it. OK? Good. This site would be a service ...

On the Road Again

Dear Friends: After some high-quality, gut-wrenching, intensive what-color-is-my-parachute-style brainstorming, I have made an important decision. If I do indeed lose my job (an event which it seems will likely occur sooner than later), I am going to become a trucker. I have absolutely no training or experience, but those shortcomings are nothing compared to what I do have in excess: ...

The Rulebook

Dear Friends: As a practical person, I am a lover of clear-cut situations, yes-no answers, and reliable consistency. I work well with rules, and establishing, then adhering to, systems. I like to know that x + y will always equal z. However, in the realm of human behavior, all of this logic fails me completely. Now, I have a confession ...

Cavemen

To my Coworkers: Hi. We’ve been talking a lot lately, huh? Are you paying attention? I have more to say. Yesterday was Sandra’s birthday. Yes, the receptionist, the one always has something friendly to say to everyone, which is more than the rest of us can manage. The one who makes sure you have a fully-stocked fridge, coffee all day ...