Utterly Normal

I must comes to term with the fact that I am utterly normal by so-called normal standards: white, male, heterosexual, middle class, able-bodied, average height, weight and build, one mother and one father who are still married (to each other), college graduate, and so onÖ

Itís strange, being so utterly normal, that I should also almost always be a complete and total nervous wreck. On the other hand, and probably due to my utter normality, my life has been filled with incredible amounts of luck. Even stranger yet, luck comes most often and most easily when I donít try at all Ė a slackerís kind of luck: sluck, a friend of mine once called it, a friend not quite as normal as me.