Bridge the Gap

Confession: Whenever the sheer number of people in this world starts to come into focus — even in the tiniest way — it freaks me out. I would say that it causes heart palpitations, but that’s not entirely true…though it does seem to cause somewhat of the emotional equivalent. Confusion. Concern. I catch my breath when […]

Doors and Windows

You know those times in life when you’re simply at a loss for words, next steps — for thoughts of pretty much anything? I’m at a loss right now. It’d be one thing if I was able to articulate what’s up — because with articulation comes some sort of inherent understanding of possible solutions. When you […]

Recalculating.

When the simplest plans go awry, you begin to wonder what’s conspiring against you. All I needed to do was stop by the pharmacy on my way home…but then I realized I needed to get gas, as well. Two things. Two simple things. My brain was on it. Recalculating route. I pulled into the gas […]

Use caution.

He just wanted to turn left into a housing tract. But it was rush hour, and he had to get across three lanes of traffic first. I was in the middle lane and the light up ahead was red. My lane was backing up quickly, so I kept the intersection open and left a clear […]

Game-changing truth.

It’s a game-changer. We’ve all heard the phrase before. But sometimes it comes down to not trying to change the game, but your game. Nobody reinvents this game. So goes the line in Moneyball. It might be true if you’re talking about the general perception of something. The majority’s perception. What the commonly held belief […]

The Puzzle.

So I have a dilemma, but not. I’d radio the problem into Houston, if I could, but it’s not really that, either. A coworker told me today it’s simply more of a puzzle. I thought about this for a while. She’s right. Consider this: everything in our lives is a puzzle. Some are simple, familiar […]

Cheesecloth and Food Coloring

We put our heads together today and got creative. Literally. All of our agency’s employees were divided into teams and given a Styrofoam head to bedazzle, decorate, make gory, etc. If you’d have told me a week ago that I’d be getting my hands dirty not with front yard soil but with red food coloring (blood), cheesecloth (mummy […]