The question comes from behind me, an unexpected place. “What do you want?” she asks again. The question hits my right shoulder, and bounces off my head. I have been waiting for this question my entire life, but the pain of it shocks me into silence. I turn to see a woman there, asking a child to make … Continue reading Something More
"Kate, this is a really bad time, I have a class starting in..." "John, I'm leaving." Kate interrupted her husband. "What? Forever?" He chuckled, but the sound contained complicated nuances. Kate let the pause drag on too long before clarifying, "No, on assignment, but this is a long one, six months." "That is long. Look, … Continue reading A Phone Call
It is 3:30 in the morning and I am wide-awake. My mind has no control over my body’s internal clock. It does not matter the inadequate quantity or quality of sleep I have had this night. Yesterday I traveled from there to here. There, the day has begun. Here, the sun is still well below … Continue reading Thoughts on Jet-Lag
Did you notice I was gone? A week ago yesterday, I flew to Phoenix for a Show. (as we call it in the 'industry') Starting Thursday morning until Tuesday night, I spent just about 100 hours sitting at a computer in a cold, dark ballroom, cleaning up PowerPoint slides, making what we call 'Happy Face' picture loops for the … Continue reading Did you miss me?