Observation

Chimichanga Line

Chipotle’s business model has one subtle issue: the lightening quick and oft robotic preparation of my burrito, just behind an insincere sneeze screen, makes it almost impossible not to attack my burrito like a rabid werewolf when it’s done. It’s… Read More ›

Get to The Point

To say the hand-cranked mechanical pencil sharpener was the Cadillac of pencil sharpeners would be a huge understatement.  During my school days, the painted metal sharpener was ever present, usually bolted into a long counter in the classroom, always with… Read More ›

Of Blade and Valor

Inspiration comes in infinite packages. It’s a good thing, too, since fortune is a measurement of our choices. From athletes and laureates to three-legged dogs, my neck doesn’t have to strain too hard to find a helpful nugget of you-can-do-this…. Read More ›

Treat Myself Write

I know the secret to writing. No, it’s not a strong hook, creating unforgettable characters, or even mastering the narrative craft. These things help, of course. As does an in-depth dissection of The Fugitive and Casablanca.  But the secret for… Read More ›