An Evening Mirror

It sucks to be the person you never wanted to meet. We all have our own: She’s really perky and bends over backwards to make sure everyone’s happiness comes before her own. Or she’s dissatisfied with the way that her life is turning out, and so she lashes out at anything that moves. Or maybe she sits terrified in the corner, hoping and praying that her life will change through the sheer force of her mental will. Or perhaps she alternates between the three, and you never know which one you will have to suppress from one moment to the…

Taking a Risk

Why do we work ourselves to death? Why do we always look for the next payday? Why do we seek and submit and apply and bend over backwards for a material moment that will pay that bill or buy those groceries or secure that extra day of gas? You don’t? …Me, neither. Wistful melodramatics aside, I always like to read articles or anecdotes about people who begin an adventure with little money or no visible means to make a lucrative living. Despite the misfortune stacked against them, there are many who throw all of their caution into F5 winds and…