Hard Hat Convention

Driving home around lunchtime yesterday, I came across a sign letting me know that someone was doing some utility work up the road. It wasn't long before I saw where the work was taking place. Except, at first, I didn't see anyone doing any work. I just saw roughly 15 people in hard hats leaning … Continue reading Hard Hat Convention

Smart Phones, Dumb People

Do you ever have a craving for certain foods? Of course you do. I'm not talking about the stereotypical bizarre cravings that can come with pregnancy. Do those even really exist? Do pregnant women really crave chocolate covered pickles or is that just something they use for comedic purposes in Hollywood? I digress. A few … Continue reading Smart Phones, Dumb People

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

The Pros and Cons of Shaving Off the Beard

I recently shaved off the beard that had covered half of my face for the better part of the last two years. It's been three days since I got rid of the thing, and I still get a small surprise when I look into the mirror. As I adjust to the hairless face, I've discovered … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Shaving Off the Beard