My Timeless Gift for 17 Consecutive Years of Perfect Attendance at Work

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When I got a summer job at the factory where my father worked after my junior year of high school, one of his co-workers told me my dad had “nervous nerves.” That was on one of the days when I came in to work, but my father stayed home on the couch, suffering from one of his periodic bouts of depression and anxiety. Sometimes his delusional fear that he’d accidentally…

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Martin D. Hirsch

Martin D. Hirsch

Lapsed singer-songwriter, 35-year accidental company man, citizen of The Woodstock Nation, avid essayist, occasional poet, aspiring author, dogged evolutionary.