School Daze

School Daze

My kids have been back in school for a week now. I learn new stuff about their schools each year. Sometimes, I re-learn things that I had forgotten over the summer months. Either way, here are some of those things: My kids love the thought of getting up way earlier than they have to. Each […]

Interview with a Robot

Interview with a Robot

“I still can’t believe those bastards in Philly…” The robot sat across from me, a pained expression etched in his face. His gaze focuses generally on nothing as the events of the past few weeks continue to dominate his thoughts. He raises his eyes up to me, and you can clearly see a spark of […]

Smart Enough to Call It Quits

Smart Enough to Call It Quits

When you truly love something, it’s difficult to understand limitations — your own, the ones of those around you, the very limited ability of that which you love to change anything outside the confines of its own microcosm. Public works, education, literature, you name it; it’s hard to quantify the effects of certain pursuits outside […]