On Protagonists and Promotions

Today is my last day of my first "grown up" job. I can't count the number of times I've started to write something about this job only to slam on the breaks. It isn't exciting. It isn't exotic. It isn't heart-pounding. As a matter of fact it is often boring, stressful, and annoying. No one …

The Secret Life of Working

Some days I feel like a blindfolded two-year-old was given a permanent marker and instructed to draw a life map for a random adult in this world. On the wall. Lucky enough, that "random adult" was none other than me. Good job, two-year-old, I'm confused. You win. In normal childcare this would be the point …

Here Kitty, Kitty.

Spontaneity. I would call it a fundamental building block in the lives of some people. Certain events snowball, but for those people who are partly (or wholly) fueled by this non-metric element, it's more like a rocket launch. You have an idea. You investigate and/or pursue the idea. Then suddenly you are hundreds of thousands …