The Sword of Damocles
The Greek legend of the sword of Damocles is a moral parable about the danger and burdens that face those in positions of power.
The tale goes a little something like this:
Damocles is sucking up to his king, Dionysius.
“Being a king is so freaking awesome,” » Read more
I Try Smiling
“You get what you expect,” the instructor says.
It’s my first day of community college. We’re sitting in a small room with desks that are at least 30 years old. Mine has vaguely letter-like shapes carved into it. What it says is illegible. It’s a pity, really. I want somewhere to put my eyes because my anxiety is in rare form. » Read more
I’ve been living in the city just over a year now after a life spent largely in small towns in Central Maine.
There are many differences between where I was and where I am now, some of them obvious. For example, Eastern Seaboard roads are quite narrow in a way that roads here in the Midwest are not. » Read more