Grey-Suited and Bitter with Gary Beck’s “Clerk”

For the first few months of a job—maybe a year—you feel you have a great thing, until the boredom, the stagnation, the frustration, the repetitiveness sets in. You want out, but it is also your livelihood. You feel hinged between two places, and the powerlessness of it all, until you make that big decision to let itContinue reading “Grey-Suited and Bitter with Gary Beck’s “Clerk””

Your cellular respirations in any given square foot

You can’t even be somewhere without spending money anymore: to earn the right to perform your cellular respirations in any given square foot, you’d better have a receipt or be standing in line to get one. A cup of coffee buys you an unharassed half hour on a high stool; a jaunty shopping bag shieldsContinue reading “Your cellular respirations in any given square foot”