(Written March 4, 2014)
A man comes to me, showing a cow hide, with tan spots. He’s pulling on the edges as he walks.
“How many times have I told you, no more killing? For this, I sentence you to mucking for two years, with your pay cut in half. After a year, you may come to me, and plead your case. And while you are doing the job, ask yourself these questions: Who is responsible for putting myself in this situation?, and, because at first you’ll most likely answer that it is me, ask, What else is possible?