October 26, Tuesday


people leave home for adulthood woefully unprepared and spend a lifetime doing some things on cobbled-together ways, some things badly, and some not at all. Easy things like shutting off the water to fix a drip, or removing the clutter from your computer desktop.

I think there ought to be a crash course in Adulthood, an introduction to the tools of competence. Sewing on a button. Keeping a plant. Personal and environmental hygiene. Swimming. Navigating a strange city. Teamwork. Résumés.

Six weeks of total exhaustion and six weeks of arts and sports.

Take this and run with it. Something you still can’t do? What IS an adult, anyway? Your own boot camp syllabus?

It’s Tuesday, the dullest day of the week.