Self-employed engineer

In an email with only occasional punctuation, but with frequent capitalization, came this: “I am self employed Engineer,Studied the course Metro-Chemical Engineering with a Degree.” Metro-chemical engineering must be for men of ambiguous sexuality who have excellent fashion sense. I’m picturing David Beckham in Fort McMurray. Or, maybe metro-chemical engineering is for studying […]

Red Work Boots

I am going to be volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity worksite on Thursday. Because I didn’t bring my work boots with me to California, I went to buy some. The store was very closely packed, and there were lots and lots of boots in boxes.  I started to […]

I let her do that

Conversation after a long “get to know you” walk: He:  You don’t always agree with everything I say. That’s refreshing. Me:  Surely other people in your life disagree with you sometimes. What about the people you work with? He:  No. They don’t argue. Me:  Why not? He:  Because […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Tom Stoppard play “Rock ‘n’ Roll” is awesome.  I saw it at The Stage in San Jose, and it was performed brilliantly, with excellent sound and visual effects. It explores Czechoslovakia’s Prague Spring, the Velvet Revolution and the effects of popular music from 1968 to 1990.