Here’s the situation: You’re about to leave a public restroom, and you open the door just as someone else is about to enter. That happens to me from time to time, and when it does, I inevitably utter, in a high pitch, the syllable “ooop!” To me, the “ooop!” serves as an acknowledgement that I […]


Can’t Complain

What about today? It was a Wednesday–it still is. I got myself out of bed and started the day in the usual way. A co-worker asked how my job search was going, and I said it wasn’t really going at all. But I told him that things would happen for me when they are supposed […]

Like a big stack of books

Friday came again, as I figured it would. I got through another work week, doing the things I usually do. My ongoing project went on. I went to bed each night. I got up each morning. I did the same things, with the same people, in the same places. This is life. How is it […]


There’s something awful and wonderful about learning new things that require you to learn even more new things in order to understand that first set of new things.That sentence made sense to me so I’m leaving it alone. I’m not going to explain how this relates to my current work assignment because I just don’t […]

This is mundane

I’m peering over the top of my monitor, looking at the back of the monitor two desks away. It’s a Dell. I’m looking at the silvery, shiny elevator door and the white up and down arrows above the door. Neither arrow is lit. The screen between the arrows is displaying a number one. This is […]

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