Listening at the Border by Jay Needham
"The static is just like an electronic ocean wave. It's just white static noise and then it fades out, in, and out again. When you do hear a voice - it sounds like a voice in a coffee can sunk to the bottom of a lake. It's almost unintelligible - in fact it is to probably 95% of those who hear it. That's where the training comes in."
Former military linguist and audio spy recounts his activities and the psychological price he paid.
We See It All by Aaron Henkin
"Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory."
A photo lab technician ponders our life as he sees it every day, through thousands upon thousands upon thousands of personal snapshots.