Colonial Times

Once upon a time, I was living in a small city known as Bluefield. Now, it's easy to get confused as to where that may be. See, there are two Bluefields. And they exist side by side. On the Virginia side of the border, we have the town of Bluefield, home to Bluefield College, my … Continue reading Colonial Times

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Energy

Becky got the coffeemaker going when she heard the commotion in the living room. I really don't have the energy for their crap this morning, she thought. Not before my coffee. None of them had much energy for anything. After spending a night in the cabin waiting to be mauled to death by some legendary … Continue reading Energy

The One with the Girl in the Coffee Shop

Pete and Kenny were killing time in the coffee shop. Pete was drinking his grande with one cream and no sugar while reading the newspaper. Kenny just flicked the lid of his tall mocha while staring at the brunette barista behind the counter. The girl noticed him looking at her, but in the split second … Continue reading The One with the Girl in the Coffee Shop

The Importance of the Small Group

I have a tendency to watch people. In fact, observing is a part of my job description as a school counselor. I spend the majority of my time in classrooms keeping track of certain kids' behaviors. This works out well because, for as far back as I can recall, I've been a people watcher. During … Continue reading The Importance of the Small Group

Muse

"You can't break up with me! You're my muse!" Brad shouted in the middle of the coffee shop, very nearly making a scene. "First of all, lower your voice," Ginny said, trying to save herself from a little embarrassment. "Secondly, I'm your 'muse?' You haven't written anything substantial in almost a year. And it's been … Continue reading Muse

The Single Guy Bites a Bullet

The following tale is based on actual events which occurred several years ago... I've read a lot of things written by women in which they complain about how confusing men can be. To be fair, women can be equally confusing. Case in point... I was having a pretty good weekend. I had a lot of … Continue reading The Single Guy Bites a Bullet

The Slobstopper

Please, somebody, tell me that this is not a real product... Can I take a minute to make an observation or two? First of all, the dude drinking coffee in the car... How long have you been drinking beverages? Have you always had that much trouble? I could understand spilling that much coffee if you … Continue reading The Slobstopper