Jig Saw

I think those two years in the Gifted and Talented program in junior high ruined me. I mean, sure, it taught me the value of lateral thinking and finding novel ways to approach problems and solve them. But they never told me that lateral thinking wasn’t always necessary…or welcomed. I found myself quite often doing …

Flip Page

2022. I dunno what to say. What motivational statement could I give that hasn’t already been written by Zig Ziglar somewhere? I could say it’s a new page, a new chapter, a new book, but is it really? Today feels just like yesterday, except I’m sore and my belly’s full of peas and cornbread. Still …

Infallible, Inconceivable, Inconsolable

There are four professions in which one can never, ever be wrong (especially when they are wrong): Cop Politician Preacher Teacher This week I talked with a teacher I tangentially knew at a bar, and we found there was some common ground between us. As the chatter went on, I said something that she didn’t …

Mute

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” I’ve seen this platitude festoon an abundance of freshman blogs and journals that ramble on before their eventual abandonment. Judging from the state of my life and the state of my own blog and journal, I’ll go on to say that the examined life isn’t that much farther …