Life's a Ditch

UNCOVERING A DEEP-SEATED AMBITION WHILE DIGGING A TRENCH.WELL, SORT OF. Curtis Seltzer When my mother gave 14-year-old me my daily dose of advice that would help me in the future, she said: "I don’t care if you end up as a ditch-digger, just be a good one." Clearly, she was trying to keep my career expectations in line with what she saw in front of her. In her mind, ditch-digging was the most menial job she could imagine. She must have been trying to raise my sights. [...]
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