"Who can define 'Unicorn' within the context of microbiology and nanotechnology as directly applied to the field of nanomedicine? Not you, Sam, you sit down and stop bothering the analyst. Good lord, you must be a pain in the ass... Read more →


The high school bus stopped in front of the house at 7:02, and returned for The Littles at 8:20. This was Sam's personal black hole: an hour and eighteen minutes in freefall. After school care turned out to be Reed.... Read more →


Matt wanted to turn his desk to the window, but HR smells a breach of protocol like a parent smells a barely lit match on the other side of the house. As documented in the HR Employee Handbook; Section 3,... Read more →


Her brother said, "Poor Choice, Laurie. We talked about this eight years ago and we agreed, you agreed, Laurie, that stepping off the tech train for more than a year was career suicide. At the very least, you needed to... Read more →


Yelena stared at the wall and nurtured her rage. Om Shanti, Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Om... fifteen minutes every day. She refused to cut her hair, but clipped her nails to the quick. She was ordered to the shower... Read more →


My Aunt Annie. Not so sure about this selfie business. Heather, I don't know how to do this. Yes you do. You're doing it right now. She was seventeen when I was born, and married at twenty; three and a... Read more →


I was coming of age, and she was coming into her own. She fought battles for me well before I knew I'd need them. She was tenured at Columbia University in 1972; just about the time I informed my parents,... Read more →