In the Still of the Night…

I can't sleep. I don't have nights like this very often these days. Once upon a time, I dealt with insomnia like it was my job. And I blamed it on my job. That's because, once upon a time, I worked as a night-time residential counselor at a group home. Part of the job involved … Continue reading In the Still of the Night…


There’s No Reason

Caution: This post is a vent session. If you don't want to read my current complaints, go somewhere else. Do you ever have days where you just don't want to be around people? Do you ever have a bad day when there's just no logical reason for it to be bad? That's the kind of … Continue reading There’s No Reason

The Single Guy Talks About the Weather

The following is based on actual events which occurred a number of years ago... He knew it was a mistake as soon as he opened his mouth to speak. But by then it was already too late. The path from his brain to his lips was far too short a distance and before he could … Continue reading The Single Guy Talks About the Weather

10 Reasons to Close the School

Working in a school setting, I get excited by the prospect of extra days off. See, as much as I enjoy the work I do, it's still work. And who wouldn't rather sleep late on a Tuesday if you're able to? Especially when the alternative is waking up at 5:30 a.m. to get ready for … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Close the School

Come Hell or High Water

I was only five years old when the infamous Flood of '85 washed away a chunk of southwest Virginia. I really don't remember much about it, and most of what I do know has been pieced together from old news footage and exaggerated memories. I was in kindergarten at East Salem Elementary School. When the … Continue reading Come Hell or High Water


A long time ago, Karen Carpenter sang about how rainy days and Mondays always got her down. Yesterday, it was impossible not to think of that song as it was a rainy Monday. Kids, driving to work in the predawn hours that I'm so used to is miserable enough when the sun's first rays of … Continue reading Dreary

Ridiculous Conversations at the Bank

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 Ridiculous Conversations at the Bank

Autumn: A Love Letter

Fall, I am so ready for you. Don't get me wrong, I like summer just fine. There's a lot to like. The days are longer. School's out. A lot of those allergies that spring brought have moved on. School's out. The college town in which I live is devoid of students which opens up a … Continue reading Autumn: A Love Letter

A Tree In the Wind

The other day as I was taking my trash out, I felt the wind blowing. A common occurrence. One that people probably experience nearly every day. I looked up and saw the trees swaying as the wind blew. I couldn't help but laugh. My whole life, Dad's explanation for where wind came from was sort … Continue reading A Tree In the Wind

Meteorological Throwdown

In any given location in America, one can usually find three local TV stations affiliated with each of the three major broadcast networks. I suppose, in some of the more populated regions, you'll find news outfits that are affiliated with the Fox Network. Where I live, we really only see local affiliates for CBS, NBC … Continue reading Meteorological Throwdown