A Restaurant Dilemma

***Caution – this post may step on some toes. The restaurant was packed that Sunday afternoon. Groups of hungry individuals occupied every chair and table in the place. Waiters and waitresses scurried about taking orders, bringing drinks, and refilling chip baskets and salsa bowls. For those who occupied one table, stomachs rumbled and parched throats…

Lancaster County Ten

When this post appears in print, I will be somewhere in the air. During the past few years, when the final leg of any trip concluded, I always found myself in the familiar territory of Lancaster County. Not so this time. I penned this list a few months ago, but held off on posting it…

Through These Doors

Every day of school I walk through these doors and round the corner. As soon as I round the corner I spot another set of doors. Once I pass through these doors I catch a glimpse of this door at the end of the hallway. This is the door to my classroom. I unlock the…

Twenty-one

Twenty-one – a quantity that could refer to anything. Such as . . . Twenty-one pairs of shoes Twenty-one lemons Twenty-one weeks Twenty-one homework assignments Twenty-one miles Twenty-one cents Twenty-one pieces of junk mail Twenty-one bottles of sprite on the wall Twenty . . . one . . . of . . . something .…

Forward to Different

It’s a weird feeling walking around a building and knowing a secret. Maybe it shouldn’t be classified as a secret, but as something that can’t be shared until you are sure . . . sure that you are actually leaving your job at the end of the school year. But there must be a time,…

Seeing People or Seeing Tasks

The word cancer emotes feelings within me that I struggle to express verbally. Most likely this struggle originates from the day I received word that one of my college friends was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. I remember how I felt when I heard the news. I also remember how I sobbed uncontrollably when…