Category: A Larnin Experience

Going to Your Officemate’s Holiday Party

Outside the office window, dump trucks noisily scrawl dirt across the landscape as they’ve done every day for the past week. It’s a tedious sound, like rough sewage continuously flushing through pipes. You’ve grown accustomed to it, but every so often it sticks out. “You have to come to our holiday party,” your officemate says suddenly, breaking the construction noise…

Hey Dudes Enjoying a Meal Together in an Upscale Steakhouse

Let’s start with the facts: I’m not racist. I know you’re both black, or at least various shades on not-white, unlike everyone else in this restaurant. But that’s not why I can’t stop watching you. Sure, okay, it’s kind of why I noticed you in the first place. But you’re also wearing sweatshirts and knit hats to an expensive meal.…

Inauguration Day

Obama’s second presidential inauguration took place yesterday and I hear that, overall, it went off without a hitch. The man was anointed president once again, the crowds roared most approvingly, and Martin Luther King Jr. turned over in his grave to find a surprisingly comfortable position on his stomach. All was right and well with the political world – except…