Don’t drive drowsy ~ Santa’s cautionary tale

He hated being late, and they knew it. He had sent out memos before about last-minute projects, but still they kept pushing for more time. Their enthusiasm was appreciated, but it had to stop. If his schedule was off even a few minutes, people could be missed, children would suffer, and that was completely unsatisfactory. [...]

Morning waits

In the early morning hours, when the house is asleep, the only noise heard is the soft snores of an ancient dog, deep in REM, young once more, chasing squirrels across the backyard. Lights have been turned off, blinds drawn, backs turned away from the eastern windows in anticipation of an anxious sun. Children, no [...]