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July 13, 2007

David: PING!

The quarter flipped upward through the air, my fate resting on the subtle interplay of mass, gravity, and angular momentum.

Heads, and I would move to Arizona, take the chance on that job at the startup, and reboot my entire life.

Tails, and I stay here, in my current job, which is unfulfilling but pays more, and not leave my family and friends behind.

The coin caught the light as it rotated. Rising, slowing. It found apogee, then began its inevitable, twirling descent.

I reached out to catch it.

The phone rang. I turned my head, and missed the catch.

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Posted by: Ted Bronson at July 13, 2007 7:27 PM · Permalink

Nah. The only resemblance to real life is that I tried to get temporarily assigned to Phoenix recently.

Posted by: David at July 13, 2007 7:52 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!