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 […]

Save the Best

It’s probably not a large number compared to what others have, but somewhere between Newark and LAX I decided to use my time wisely by deleting as many of my 1,700 pictures as possible. I guess you could call it a premature spring cleaning. The great thing about the iPhone, even though I took forever to warm up to it, […]

Deep Thoughts

Who remembers Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey? My favorite went something like this: “If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let ’em go — because man…they’re gone.” I was standing in the TSA line this morning at LAX. Terminal 3, to be exact — the same place where the TSA […]

Here we go.

It’s that time of year again. With the beginning of December and all things festive comes the annual year-end trip to New York City. Le sigh. Each of my three employers over the last eight years has had a reason for such a trip. And while you’d think I’d enjoy the The Empire State around […]

Green Means Go.

When the light is green, the last thing you want to do is come to a dead stop. Might seem like a no-brainer, but someone did it today. Right in front of us. The impact it could’ve had — both literal and otherwise — would have been far-reaching. It’s green. Why is she stopping? The […]

November Sky

The shadows began growing longer by the time we were over Kansas. It’s been years since I’ve visited the state, but it still managed to appear equally calm and pleasant from above. No time to visit today, though. I’m making my way further east. A haze was settling over the landscape below, and something about […]

The Bus Stop Hitchhiker

During my commute home, I saw a woman hitchhiking. At a bus stop. It was as though she had no idea she was standing in a designated, covered location where a bus would stop multiple times each day. Others were waiting for the bus, as well, and they were watching her with much curiosity. I could practically […]

Love Letters

Have you ever kept something that had special meaning, filed it away, then come across it years later? I do this a lot. I’ll keep birthday, Easter and Christmas cards, cards from my parents to my cat so that I can look back on them someday and count on a smile coming across my face […]