"One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in his bed he had been transformed into a monstrous verminous bug." Thus begins one of my favorite novels, The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. What is most remarkable about Gregor's awakening, in which he discovers that he has metamorphosed into a dung beetle, is that, in the minutes that follow, his greatest concern is that he has missed his train. Like Gregor, time and schedules have been on my mind of late. Why? Well, first, I overslept the other day. My phone is my alarm…
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