I got fired today. I can't fault my boss for it. He called me in for the monthly review, just like every month, and asked me to show him what Iโ€™ve been working on. I opened up my mouth to tell him and realized: I...

The dog ran away today. Itโ€™s an easy lie, a simple one. Believable. No one questions it. Everyone knows how dogs are. Thereโ€™s some work to follow through on it, of course. Walking around the neighborhood yelling, whistling. Putting up posters. Fielding calls from people...

It started as a joke. My wife and I host a lot of parties, and if youโ€™ve ever done cleanup after a party, you know that people leave things behind. Hats and coats constantly, scarves, purses, whatever. One time I found a pair of prescription...