Radio Ga Ga

It is uncanny the way someone imprints on you with such a short amount of time together. I work with foster children, and I maintain a caseload comprised of ten to fifteen children at any given time. We work together for roughly a year to a year and a half. Those children are not just…

The People Pleaser

Givers have to set limits, because takers don’t have any.  I’m going to be the bad guy and say it.  Being a ‘”Yes man” can get you in all kinds of trouble and wreak havoc in your life.  All relationships do require a certain level of agreeableness to exist, but where do you draw the…

The Tribe

My husband wanted a date/family night this evening, so he chose dinner followed by a bookstore followed by the movie Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. If you don't know, it was a book my husband and I read as children, so we were overly excited after spotting it in a local bookstore a…

Freudian Slip

Sometimes things happen right when you need them, and it testifies on where you've been. I recall getting off work several years ago, yet I would drive around my house as opposed to going home. I did this daily, but I never thought anything of it at the time. I honestly believed it was completely…

The War of the Wills

As far back as I can remember, my mother has attempted to control the course of my life by reprimanding every attempt at individuality. My mother wanted me to learn piano whereas I wanted to learn to play the violin, and I was not allowed to learn any instrument if I did not learn piano.…

Not a Bologna Sandwich

The most uncomfortable truth about Heroin and opiate addiction is that it affords the user one of two options-you get sober, or you die. That is the rule of the game you play when you invite that monster in your life. I did not make the rule. It just is. My area is not well-known…

Road Rage

An astronomical portion of my job is travel. I get an oil change every two to three weeks, if that puts it into perspective. As a result, I have made some observations so obvious to me yet oblivious to half of the population sharing those roads with me. Most people seem painfully unaware of this…