The Legendary Tales of Notch Johnston

The new group of medical students stared at the ugliest human they had ever seen. It looked to be at least a thousand years old and then some. Only two of the students even guessed what it really was. And they were human! They all stood looking through old style bulletproof one-way glass at the […]

What We’ve Lost (Part 2)

The prospective clients had arrived, they were from a top-tier manufacturing company and were looking to improve a number of their processes. They were being attended to by the Chief Operating Officer and some other junior staff, it was only a matter of time before somebody sent for me so I passed the time going […]

What We’ve Lost (Part 1)

It was barely 8 o’clock in the morning and there I was on the streets of Lagos, stuck in traffic at the wheel of my black Toyota Corolla. The car was a gift from my late Aunt and I called it the black wolf, it had been through a lot, almost as much as me. […]

Istanbul R&R

“Two days ago I was dodging bullets and mortars. Now look at me, lunching in an air-conditioned Istanbul mall with you,” my friend GiGi murmured, trying to make sense of her world. She had volunteered for the 6-month State Department assignment at the US Embassy in Baghdad in the fall of 2006, feeling that since […]