Plugging Along

While Lynn has been lumping boxes — she and one co-worker sorted 1,400 packages Saturday morning — I have been hard at work myself, watching videos. Now, this is not the standard video-watching that takes place at Pat’s, where some large percentage of the workforce just assumes that part of their job description includes propping […]

Read More Plugging Along

Going Postal

When we talk about waiting, no discussion would be complete without mention of the United States Postal Service, which at least around here seems single-handedly determined to teach people patience whether they want to learn it or not. The Postal Service is a giant amorphous agency that seems to be perpetually a point of controversy. […]

Read More Going Postal

Where the Real Fraud Grows

To go back to the subject of waiting, as if I were anywhere near done with the topic yesterday, one of the things I’m waiting on — futilely, I’m afraid — is for sanity to be restored among 30-ish percent of the American voting public. Or at least among the politicians these folks vote for. […]

Read More Where the Real Fraud Grows

Always A Day Away

I feel like life consists of a whole lot of waiting these days. That’s probably true in general for lots of people, with future dates and appointments set, but these days I’m having a horrible time living in the moment. So I wait and wait and wait, and it’s not good waiting, like for Santa […]

Read More Always A Day Away

Roughing It

I was going to tell you Lynn had abandoned us, but because I am a slacker I didn’t get around to it in time, thus taking all the drama out of my melodrama and leaving me with the mellow: Lynn did abandon us, but she came back, because her camping trip was only for one […]

Read More Roughing It