I apologize that I haven’t been around much these days. The good news is that I recently got a promotion, and I’m now the interim director for the Intensive English Program at our university. The bad news is that I often have to work 10-12 hour days to get everything done. I’m optimistic that it will get better but for the moment, I hope you can be understanding.
One upside of my job is that I run the blog for our program: intensiveenglishuiu.com. We are currently having a naming contest for the blog. Email me your suggestion for a new name here and if we choose your suggestion, I will send you a piece of Upper Iowa University clothing.
And now, onto the main event…
“Taking a leak. Be back in a minute,” Jack said.
He left the assembly line, heading to the back.
He did not go to the bathroom.
Ten minutes later, he was driving out of town, taking small roads to avoid traffic cameras.
Five hours later, he stopped for gas, paid in cash taken out in small increments over months.
Twelve hours later, he hit dirt roads until even they ended, hundreds of miles from cellphone coverage.
A buzzer sounded. Break time. Jack headed to the breakroom, but in his mind, the campfire was crackling and overhead, millions of stars burned.