July 11, 2009
Whether instructed by my wife or my president, I do as I’m told. So when President Obama told me to stay home from work if I wasn’t feeling well in order to prevent the spread of swine flu, I did my patriotic duty. The world seems different around the house Monday through Friday; the sun shines brighter, and the sounds are more distinct than they are on weekends. Everything has a better flavor in these stolen moments, like eating ice cream when you’re not supposed to have it. I’d never heard that dog’s hollow bark on the next block.