Happy Commuting

“Almost all of us will choose a seat in a restaurant with a view of others…We like to look at each other. We enjoy hovering in the zone somewhere between strangers and intimates.¬†We want the opportunity to watch and be watched, even if we have no intention of ever actually making contact with one another.”…

The 1st Conversation

Towards the end of October I was waiting for the bus home after a long day at work when I noticed that there was a 7th grader standing next to me. “Hi! How was your day?” I began. “Oh, hi. It was alright, I guess,” he responded. But instead of running away, as a 6th…