When you open up your travel toiletries kit and you find that your toothbrush is broken in half after 20+ hours of flight-time and after arriving at your hotel just as all the local shops close, you have two choices: Use the nub or go to bed with fuzzy teeth. I chose the former and as I made a mess of things, I couldn’t help think that I must have set my karma on fire at some point in my recent travels in order to deserve the splotch of toothpaste that somehow landed in my right eye. Did one of the ferns I took out of the yard have a Secret of NIMH expansion colony under it? Did I cause a bride-to-be in transit to miss her wedding by taking a specific parking spot? Was the taxi I took from the airport destined for more worthy/needy passengers? Did I drink the last beer in the last keg of Guinness at a pub on St. Paddy’s Day and did violence ensue?