Everything Goes Right

My editor insists on going to her day job as an English teacher, so please forgive any typos. We are focused on things going wrong. This is probably an adaptation that keeps us alive. If I cross a particular street a thousand times, but get hit by a bus one time, I...

Cynical about Cynicism

Cynicism is easy. It gives us a seemingly legitimate set of reasons not to help others, not to trust people, not to reach out, and not to care about how things are going. It even allows us to adopt a kickass persona of jaded indifference. We get to say cool things...

Mindfulness Monday

Let’s call this Mindful Monday. It sounds like something a blog should do. Monday gets a bad rap. Everyone hates Monday because they feel forced to go back to work to earn more money to actually live on. It is a good day to make jokes like “not long enough” when...

Weekends Aren’t Real

I didn’t even consider not blogging on the weekends until people asked me if I was going to or not. I don’t really see a difference between weekdays and weekends, it’s all made up. Every day is one day closer to not being alive, so I am not sure why we feel the need...

Working For Meaning (in meaningless work)

I have always been a marginal employee at best. My wife didn’t believe me when I said I’ve had 30+ jobs, but I was actually able to come up with 42 off the top of my head. I am pretty sure I’ve actually had closer to 60. I worked at HEB for 4 hours, Schlotzky’s for an...

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