The Mystery Voicemail

Nothing surprises me more than a voicemail. No one contacts me via telephone, so normally I am excited to answer. Somehow, though, an occasional call slips by me, only arriving as a voicemail. This was the situation I found myself in this evening as I looked at my phone. There, somehow going unnoticed throughout the […]


Cell Phones: Now With Extra Creepy!

On Jeopardy a while ago, there was a competition between smug, way-too-smart-for-their-own-good humans and a smug, way-too-smart-for-its-own-good computer. It was man versus machine, a timeless competition between humankind and what we can create. Guess what? The computer won. I’m uncomfortable with technology being smarter than me. The only advantage I have over computers at this […]

Attention World, I Am Not Named Jennifer

          Dear Jennifer, I don’t know who you are. I’ve never met you. I don’t even know your last name. This makes this letter even more difficult for me. I have had my current phone number for the last six years. For most of those six years, it has been an enjoyable experience. The only […]