I Did Not Lie

It was my final year of teaching. The previous spring, some of my long-standing colleagues retired. I was now the oldest teacher on staff. It hadn’t seemed that long ago I started my career. Now here I was, a senior member of the old-guard. One morning in the staffroom, another teacher who was set to… Continue reading I Did Not Lie

Now I Get It

There has been much attention given to those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For some time, we have been hearing accounts of soldiers returning home with this affliction, but, of late, we have come to realize that First-Responders are also at risk. It makes sense. Making a career of being the first to arrive… Continue reading Now I Get It

Europe # 3 – Volunteer Patient

During my trip I spent time at two different universities. I sat in on some presentations and was warmly received by my hosts. I also had the opportunity to act as a volunteer patient for a medical program. The session in which I participated was conducted in English. All I had to do was lie… Continue reading Europe # 3 – Volunteer Patient

Europe # 2 – Food

During one of our final evenings, we dined with two women from Scandinavia. They were attending the same conference, and we had chatted often. We went to a local restaurant and scanned the menu. I was aware that one of them was a vegetarian. During the meal, the discussion came around to vegetarianism. I listened… Continue reading Europe # 2 – Food