Monthly Archives: February 2015

Comfort Zone Discomfort

If This Is My Comfort Zone, Why’m I So Uncomfortable?

I’m going to stick up my hand and ask a dumb question here: Why does everybody call it a “comfort zone”?

We’re always hearing psychologists, psychiatrists, ministers, teachers, inspirational writers and speakers talking about comfort zones. We’re too comfortable, they say. If we want to make progress, they say, we’ve got to be willing to move out of our comfort zone.

My Suicidal Passenger

Just Needed a Drink

The man in my back seat was dying, and I had no idea what to do. It started when he got into my taxi and asked me to take him to a place on the North side.

On the way, he asked if I’d stop at a liquor shop so he could buy a pint. Sure. No problem. He went in, but came right back out empty-handed. “Won’t sell to me – I been drinkin’,” he groused.