SOULLESS CUBICLE – As the grim reality of the first full week of work in 2018 set in, worker drone Timothy Jeffords took solace in idle day dreams. “Shit, it’s not even Friday yet. This is the only way I can stay motivated,” Tim confided. Bleak office views transformed into sandy beaches. As emails poured in, inbox chimes became an upbeat steel drum solo. Insistent voicemails morphed into a cabana waitress’s soothing tones. “It would be good to get away. A week, maybe two,” Tim remarked, stretching in his ergonomic desk chair. “I’m ready for another break. July is just around corner!”

Editor’s Note: While July is still six months away, Mr. Jeffords is correct about the inexorable march of time