Teenagers are evil

Posted on April 25, 2012 by

So, it’s my mission in my life to be a good, calm, patient parent.  That’s why I found myself the other night literally banging my head into a door, saying something articulate and meaningful to my kids. It sounded something like this, “Argh, Argggghhhh, aaggggghhh, be quiet!!!! Agggg!!!!” Seriously. Teenagers are evil. They’re born, Read More

No second chances

Posted on April 24, 2012 by

Sitting on the rooftop of the New Swedish Hostel, a sharp cool breeze cut through my shirt. I hunkered down and shivered. It was still fairly early in the morning, and a few moments before the haunting call of the muezzin had stopped. It was calm—there were no cars within earshot, and the normally, Read More

You never know what will happen

Posted on April 21, 2012 by

What is the thing I most love about my job? I never know what is going to happen. What is the thing I hate the most about my job? I never know what is going to happen. Dealing with the unexpected is the bread and butter of life. At its best, it can be, Read More