Filling the Holes by Micah Ling I just got a job. It took a total of 20 minutes. Except it isn’t really a job: that word implies an office, people who know you, people who check up on you, supplies that you need, and proper compensation. So this is something other than a job. This is filling a hole.
Eat ’em Beat ’em by Micah Ling The mere mention of the word, “cafeteria,” conjures feelings of awkwardness and anxiety. There’s something about the number of choices and the trays; lines for the hot bar, the salad bar, the sandwich station, then more lines to pay and get condiments and napkins. The first version of a cafeteria in the United States was called the Exchange Buffet, located near the New York Stock Exchange. Their motto was “Eat ’em, Beat ’em” […]
The Poetry of Mail by Micah Ling Mail is intimate. If it’s not a bill or a credit card offer, then it’s like finding a gift. It will forever be exciting to peer into the mailbox and find something unexpected. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley leaves Jem and Scout little gifts in the hole of a tree. They get into the habit of checking: wondering if there might be something new the next day, and the next. The […]