The other day I was walking into work and found myself consciously avoiding the cracks in the segments of cement sidewalk. I felt a little ‘Monk-ish’ and I could hear Devo singing in my head, “Step on a crack… break your mama’s back!”

But then I thought, “Wait! my mother’s dead. I’m free! This isn’t going to hurt her!”

Then I went and made sure to step on every goddamn crack.