A Day in the Life: Nocturnal Struggles

There are many things in this world that I'm not particularly great at. Cutting in a straight line, for example. I had a kindergarten teacher back in the day who took such umbrage at my inability to snip along a straight, perforated line that she attempted to hold me back for a year, such that … Continue reading A Day in the Life: Nocturnal Struggles

My Friends are Dumb: Short & Sassy

When I first graduated college, I was clearly ill-equipped to take on the adult world. A random corporate recruiter might have looked at my resume and said, "Why, you graduated from a prestigious business school...with a fantastic GPA, lovely...and wow, looks like you were pretty active on campus...and what a *strong* Christian name. *Thomas*. You … Continue reading My Friends are Dumb: Short & Sassy

Corporate America Update: The Business Lunch

Food and alcohol are intensely woven into the fabric of corporate American society. In its simplest form, a business is just a group of likeminded (unevenly paid) people working together to solve problems. Or sometimes to sell detergent. In such an environment that relies so heavily on social interaction, it should not be surprising that … Continue reading Corporate America Update: The Business Lunch

Corporate America Update: Circling Back

I have received consistent feedback over the years that having conversations with me can be particularly obnoxious, as I am not an overwhelmingly open person. In fact, entire conversations can pass without me having offered a single meaningful contribution to the dialogue. It's honestly become something of a self-imposed challenge to get in and out … Continue reading Corporate America Update: Circling Back