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No Tech For Old Men

No Tech For Old Men

I’m lying in bed in a motel room. We’ve reached the Mexican border. I’m awakened just after midnight by a deadbolt clunk from the room next door. A loud clunk. It jars me even though I can tell that the person next door is trying to enter quietly. Fifteen minutes later: clunk! Again. I peer out the window and catch a… Read more →

Siri Is Not Pink, Strong, and Delicious

Siri Is Not Pink, Strong, and Delicious

It’s been 3 days. I haven’t fallen in love yet. I don’t think it’s going to happen. No, I have definitely not fallen in love with this new phone. I thought this could be the one. But no. A female roommate from college once told me, “Men learn to like the women they fall in love with. Women learn to… Read more →

Stop Looking At My Finger, Silly Dog

Stop Looking At My Finger, Silly Dog

My friend manages to piss me off and it’s not yet 8:00 in the morning. A thought flashes across my brain, “Maybe he’s not the root cause.” This morning, the first text I see: Priority 1 emergency ticket. Damn. I hope the server isn’t down. As usual, my alarm went off this morning at 6:00. I look at my phone… Read more →

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Fighting My Own Mortality

After all these years of trying to live life fully, I still fight against my own mortality. I don’t mean fighting in that noble, Dylan Thomas, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light,” sort of way. I mean I struggle against time, with choices and tradeoffs in life; struggle to live life deliberately so that I might not when… Read more →