File Under: It could have been worse, I guess?

Lapham's Quarterly provides a matrix of historical Worst Jobs. So I guess it could always be worse? I would have just been your bog-standard scullery maid I'm pretty sure. Which sounds way better than most anything listed here except maybe Leech Gatherer. Which yes, totally disgusting, but maybe not so bad? The modern equivalent is... Continue Reading →

How Hard Could Just Sitting There Be? Turns out…

You know how when you're into something you suddenly see it everywhere? Maybe it was there all along and you were (and this is particularly apt) unaware of it? Or maybe it's just that you stumbled onto something trendy at just the right time that you accidentally trend-set yourself? Or something like that anyway. Mindfulness... Continue Reading →

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