She probably didn't mean to come across as ignorant and ironic.
There was no question, though, that she had an intent.
The woman was a fellow federal worker, and we were sitting across from each other for a meeting earlier this week. As the small group of us sat around waiting for the others, we made introductions and small talk.
He’s doing it. Sean’s* hitchhiking from the middle of America to the Atlantic Ocean.He left Iowa on Sunday. He’s 24, my former student, a writer. Smart, funny, serious. Tough, hopeful, cynical, vulnerable.Yes, he’s read Kerouac’s On the Road.He’s an Iraq war vet-- 2 combat tours, single dad of two boys, a son, a brother, a former Marine.He currently works as a prison guard in a Midwestern state. Not his first choice of a job, but in this economy, it’s just that, a job. He doesn’t complain. He took the week off from work for this trip....more
My Perfect Moment for this week was having the freedom to spend Thanksgiving not only in a state of gratitude but in my home with my son and husband.For some this may come as a given, and for others it might be overstating the obvious. But for more than just a few, it’s a luxury they wish they could be experiencing....more
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