At home, at large, plenty on the plate
Five days designing, five days late
Bowery Hotel, weekend meetings’ speak
No such thing as a five-day week
Five days in Cape Town, five lousy flights
Five texts to edit over five sleepless nights
Pacific, Maderas, five fellows surf
Five below Houston, our Chinatown turf
Highs, lows, elation, blues
Five dozen boxes of mango ginger chews
At Large office, five flights of stairs

Four spots to work from, five friggin’ chairs
Hours later makes it better
Cocktail-napkin editor’s letter
Kipling’s “If—”: heart, nerve, & sinew
At Large magazine, our fifth issue

—Erik Rasmussen


Vol. 5
“When you begin to see it, it follows you”


Dignity is only in leisure