Tom no more

You may recall that last year I frequented a local Starbucks under the pseudonym Tom G. Whiffler ((Though I never told anyone the fake last name, I needed to create it—along with an elaborate backstory—in…

This is Tom

I was tired of exchanges like this at Starbucks: “Large, unsweetened, black iced tea, please.” “Can I get your name?” “Conlan.” “Conley?” “Conlan.” “Conland?” “Conlan.” “How do you spell that?” So, a few months ago…