Pumpkin Pressure

Halloween is big where we live. Not the sort of big where you lackadaisically put out a half-hearted pumpkin and bung a few sweets in the direction of trick-or-treaters, but the sort of big where people have robot butlers, smoke machines, ten-foot inflatable pumpkins and giant projections onto the sides of their house. Of course, … [Read more…]

Me Too

His name was Mike. He was one of three senior directors in the marketing department where I worked. He was middle-aged and married with children. I was about 25. On my second day there, he said we’d have to go out to lunch. This was back in the early 2000s, where lunches on expenses still … [Read more…]