I am having trouble staying awake at work. Occasionally this dilemma plagues me, but there seems to be nothing else to do other than write about it. That way I can find an excuse to stay awake. But why am I falling asleep? It could be that I am bored, it happens from time to time. But is it normal behavior? You hear about people being proactive all day long, running companies, managing employees, designing architectural masterpieces. Here people are sitting and diligently writing code (supposedly) while I sit at my desk, switching between the New York Times and BBC News Web sites, all the while trying to find an article to attract my astute attention ( I hope my boss does not read this). But then the eyes become drowsy and suddenly I find myself living an abstract version of what I am reading in my semi-sleepy mind of the moment, from moment to moment to moment. I seem to be wide awake now, but I can’t say for how long. About an hour ago when I awoke from one of several brief reality time-outs I went down to the corner convenience store and bought a bottle of spring water along with a tasty turnover filled with chicken and mashed potatoes. I figured the tea I was drinking to stay alert was dehydrating me and presumed some water would revive. Fifteen minutes after I returned the listlessness resumed. There’s two hours to go….