Shocking Stories

Once upon a time I had a little brother. I still have a little brother, but he was a lot littler at the time. Charles was a bit absent minded, something of a daydreamer, and didn’t exactly think things through before he did them. We also had a little fish tank that sat in the … More Shocking Stories

Ukraine??

Do you remember that post where I told you that since the Peace Corps hadn’t worked out this time that I wouldn’t post about it again until I reapply? Well I haven’t reapplied, but I have gotten an email that changes everything! Check this out: Yes. That just happened. I never saw that coming. Ukraine. … More Ukraine??

Unlocking the World

My brothers play a lot of video games. They’re always unlocking some weapon or some super power or upgrade. And they’re always talking about it. Unlock. That word gets stuck in my head, and presents itself for usage at novel times. While I was at work I was thinking about how much I look forward … More Unlocking the World

Not Sharing

I no longer talk about long term plans with people I’ve just met. I don’t frequently talk about my long term plans with people I already know either, but there’s a very particular reason I don’t discuss these things with new acquaintances. More times than I can count, I’ve met somebody that I would have … More Not Sharing

Chess

My whole family is superb at chess. They have been since their grubby little hands could pick up the pieces and set them back down. The only exception to this rule has been me. Family and friends have attempted at various times to instruct me in the hitherto insurmountable rules of the game, but it … More Chess

People Change

As a teacher I think a lot about how the kids I teach will turn out as adults. I wonder how many of the smart kids will give in to peer pressure to be careless with academics. I wonder how many of the part time bullies will turn into full time bullies. I wonder how … More People Change