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Month: September 2005

Novelist, Essayist, (Recovering) Journalist

When the World Comes to an End.

“For english, press one. Para espaniol, pruhuhumini numero dos.” One. “Thank you for calling AppleCare Customer Support Help Line. Please speak the name of the product for which you need support.” iBook. “Okay. I can help you with that.” (New Voice) “We estimate your hold time will be approximately 1,477,826.42110 minutes.” Oh boy here goes…
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A Day in the Life of a Hardened Criminal.

Until today I had very little sympathy for those people who find themselves living in jail because of breaking the law. For years, I ignored a friend of mine, a former police officer, who said that he gave up law enforcement and moved to another state because, in Louisiana, he “couldn’t drive to work without…
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