Free Coffee

coffee

The school needed some cost-cutting measures and here’s one they came up with. Not exactly free coffee, but it’s a start! [ Read More ]

Keeping Up With Technology

technology

It’s not easy keeping up with technology. A few years ago I worked at a vocational school, teaching introductory computer skills. My students were mostly young adults looking to enter the workforce. But we also had a few retirees in the class as well. [ Read More ]

A Wonderfully Silly Cover Letter

cover letter

Who wants to hire a self-employed, six-toed writer with a penchant for violence? [ Read More ]

Hailey’s Big Sister

bus

One of the parents along my bus route always greeted her 5-year-old daughter, Hailey, at the foot of the driveway where I dropped her off. One day, we arrived a little early so I wasn’t surprised that the mom was not yet outside. [ Read More ]

Enjoying a Doze

court

The civil trial dragged on and on, and everyone in the court room, including my former boss, the judge, found themselves waging a losing battle against boredom. [ Read More ]

Lips On The Door [PODCAST]

door

Diane tells the story of an unfortunate day at work involving some lip stick, a very heavy door, and luckily, some laughs. [ Read More ]

The Band-Aid

band-aid

I’m stationed halfway down the side of the gymnasium, back to the wall, a coworker standing silently next to me. As a new teacher, this is the first time that I’ve chaperoned a dance, and I’m sort of curious about being on the other side of things. [ Read More ]

The Anxious Taxi Driver

taxi

I took a taxi to a friend’s house in the southern suburbs of town and after a few minutes I realized I gave him the wrong address. [ Read More ]

Futurama Toilet Paper

futurama

Our office has Leela from Futurama in the toilet. [ Read More ]

Pizza Party

Like many college grads, I had a bit of in-between time before I was offered my first college degree job, so I took a part-time gig at a small pizza place. It was off the books, & I made a surprisingly decent wage at the end of the week. But sometimes jobs don’t work out. … [ Read More ]

Smiles For All