Why I Love My Town

Kids, I live in a little town called Blacksburg. At times, it doesn't seem that little. That's mostly because it's home to Virginia Tech, which is our state's largest university. Except that it's not... actually... #alternativefacts Anyway, when the students aren't around, Blacksburg definitely has a small town feel. But, really, it doesn't matter if … Continue reading Why I Love My Town

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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

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"The coupon says the coffee is free! That means the coffee is free!" Evan yelled at the boy in the doughnut hat. All the anger that had been building up for the last few weeks was finally finding its release. He didn't mean to take out his frustration on the poor customer service kid at … Continue reading Free

The Move to Another Branch

In the world of banking, the people on the front lines of the industry are known as tellers. These are the people who are expected to help customers with all of their day to day banking needs. It is often a thankless and miserable position to hold. These are their stories. These are their legends… … Continue reading The Move to Another Branch