I’m working and re-working what I thought was the “Colleague” essay, which lately became “Colleagues.” But it’s not right. The essay begins with a colleague who harangues me and ends with me working the 12-steps on another colleague. In between is my life: changing my name, walking my dogs, feelings of agitation, pondering my former minister’s departure. Basically the essay tracks my decision to quit my position as assistant chair. “Learning to Quit”? Hm. Maybe I’ll try that one on. Or perhaps just “Quitting”?