Monday, May 30, 2016

The real danger lies in absenteeism

The first time I wasn't invited to a slumber party I was crushed. I thought it was the end of days and the idea of showing my face in class again was too much to bear. I was a woman scorned. Shamed. Pariah.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Why look back now: An UPDATE from the unemployment office!

I worked so hard to put it behind me, so why am I looking back now?

I got an email today from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, letting me know that I had new correspondence to read on their official website.

I opened the letter that awaited me and almost spit water everywhere.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Balcony birding

When I walked into the Wild Birds Unlimited store at Poplar and Mendenhall in Memphis, I felt so comfortable. The usual sounds of nature were playing on a recording low in the background. All the usual pole systems, seed bags, suet cakes and cylinders were there for the choosing.