The Exciting Conclusion

I walked into the office and sat down in the chair. I was surprised but not completely dumbfounded. I mean, they said they were going to do it. Shame on me for doubting them. I was more wondering how this was going to work. How are they going to run […]

What Happens in Vegas…

Last time we talked, I told you about the first time I got fired. Today I would like to tell you about the second time I got fired. After finishing grad school, I had worked briefly at a commercial architecture firm. It wasn’t long before I realized that space planning […]

Surviving the DNC in Philly

It was a rough week here in Philadelphia. Not only was it 90,000 degrees out pretty much every single day this week, there was also that Democratic National Convention heating things up. An additional 50,000+ bodies made for a sweaty, crowded, and angsty week here in the City of Brotherly […]

I’ve Got the Golden Ticket

The day after I retired from the oil industry, I took the train out to a suburb of Philadelphia to take a dance class. I know the woman who teaches the class; she lives a few blocks away from me in the city. I bought a one-way ticket because the […]

Summer in the City

I love summer and all that it stands for, in theory.  I love the spirit of summer, the break from school, the freedom that comes with warmer weather, being outside.  The sun, the fun.  All good stuff.  It’s the practicality and reality of summer that bums me out.  That from […]