And the award for Employee of the Month goes to…

Words and phrases like surfactant and wellbore tubulars cause my eyes to glaze over. When exposed to them at a high enough frequency I start to foam at the mouth, and more often than once emergency crews have been dispatched to revive me at my place of work. It is costly to both my employer and my … Continue reading

The Secret (A Working Title)

Have you ever imagined your perfect job? Envisioned your calling, had your destiny revealed, discovered your purpose in life? If so, you’ll understand me when I say that this moment of absolute certainty is one like no other. That it causes the hairs on the back of your neck to stand and it brings to … Continue reading

My Brain, My Lobster

Dear Amy, How can I say this so that you’ll understand? I know you love a seafood feast. Allow me to inform you that I have become the lobster on your plate. But I was glowing orange once. Fiery bright and fresh. I’ve darkened and I’ve stilled here, not with a quiet contemplation but a … Continue reading

Hey Mr. Valentine, I’ve Got a Secret For You

Hey there, Mr. Valentine. I’ve got a secret for you. This year you just might get lucky. I know I’ve held out before but lately you’ve been looking mighty fine to me. It’s not set in stone and it won’t last forever, but right now I’m craving whatever it is that you’ve been cooking. I … Continue reading