Make Today Great Again

I didn’t run today. I said I would but when the alarm came around at 5:50am, Fernanda and I did not stir. I just grabbed the phone and moved that sucker up to 7am. And yesterday I ate a bunch of Halloween candy, and the Turkey Trot 5K (on Thanksgiving Day) is coming up in a few weeks. Fernanda and I wanted to run every day of November to be ready. But we didn’t run today. When I did wake up, all the other things I promised I’d do today seemed in doubt too. Novel? Maybe. Homework? Probably not. Eating …

What Are You Gonna Do with That Degree?

In elementary school, I wanted to be a professional wrestler. I saw Shawn Michaels and Triple H fucking people up and being cool and I was like, “Yeah, I wanna do that.” Then in 6th grade, I wanted to be President of the United States. That went on for a few years. Then it was law school. While I figured out which shade of blah I wanted to be, teachers and family looked on with satisfaction. “The boy will figure it out.” But, boom. Novelist. You don’t get much popular support with that one. “You’re gonna do law school first, …