The Move and a Bittersweet End To an Era

How much stuff can a single family acquire over a span of fifteen years? Quite a lot actually, as I've found out. We'd been considering moving for a number of years - really ever since my youngest came home from the hospital when the diaper boxes alone threatened to fill a room, but there was … Continue reading The Move and a Bittersweet End To an Era

Why Do We Walk on a Hot Summer Day

I went for a walk the other day. It was hot, even by my southern standards. The mercury proclaimed the temperature to be somewhere in the mid-nineties. The density of sweat on the back of my neck suggested it was closer to triple digits (or thirty-seven for those who've long since abandoned the imperial system). … Continue reading Why Do We Walk on a Hot Summer Day

A part-time job and a lifetime’s worth experience with harrassment

This is not a happy story. One day, rather out of the blue, I decided that my teenage lifestyle could no longer be supported by the occasional babysitting gig. It was time I found a real job. Within short order, I was hired to work part-time at a nearby bagel shop. The shop was a franchise … Continue reading A part-time job and a lifetime’s worth experience with harrassment

A vindicated truth and the downside of being right

Early in my high school experience, I had the joy of returning to my locker only to discover that someone had broken in and stolen not only my bag of gym clothes but a stack of three ringed binders as well containing all my homework. Afterward, I took to carrying the full day's notebooks, other … Continue reading A vindicated truth and the downside of being right