How to Screw Up a Good Thing Without Really Trying

…[I]n moments of high emotion – whether they’re triggered by anger or envy, humiliation or resentment – if the next thing you’re going to say makes you feel better, then it’s probably the wrong thing to say.” (from the novel, Rules of Civility by Amor Towles) I had just sat down at a coffee shop […]

When You Can’t See Normal From Where You Are

The hotel was not quite as air-conditioned as the website suggested.  As in, it was not air-conditioned at all, but there was a large window that could be opened.  Even at 2 o’clock in the morning it was in the 90’s with 90% humidity.  I could not sleep and I was pissed off about it. […]