A New Form of Privilege

There are four adults in my home. We have five vehicles.  Late Wednesday night, I was driving home, sitting at a stoplight, and a bus came through the intersection. The header on the front of the bus said: “Essential Travel Only.”  On the bus, there was only one passenger. He sat four rows from the…

Quarantines and Boredom

Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power. – Gregory Corso During my final year in college, I was a contract recruiter at Monsanto in St. Louis. I helped hire engineers, chemists, and drafters for agricultural and manufacturing facilities around America. Please don’t blackout from the boredom. It was a temporary job…

2020 Resolutions

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2020 resolutions. I’ve been writing this series since 2004, and have accumulated an extensive archive of resolutions. The one…