Naval Reserve – The Unicorn – PART II

… continued from the last post The bus would be leaving shortly. We didn’t have much time. I needed to make an executive decision. “Quick, find some white-out.” We found some liquid paper in one of the desks. I carefully painted over the unicorn’s manhood. It wasn’t a perfect match to the white background but… Continue reading Naval Reserve – The Unicorn – PART II

Naval Reserve – The Unicorn – PART I

I had twenty years service with the Naval Reserve. Over the years I held various positions and had some amazing experiences and opportunities. It was all good. Twenty-six years ago I was involved in a project that had my unit working closely with another military organization. The project took place over the winter, and it… Continue reading Naval Reserve – The Unicorn – PART I

Secret Santa

Over the years I would participate in the Secret Santa activity if it were organized, but I did so reluctantly. My reluctance was due to the fact that I didn’t want to disappoint my recipient. It was apparent that there were those who put a lot of thought and effort into their gift buying and… Continue reading Secret Santa

Mother’s Day

I would usually remind my students when Mother’s Day was approaching and encouraged them to take the time to say thank-you. “Now you can buy your mother some chocolates or flowers or, perhaps, make her breakfast in bed. That would be nice. But if you want to give her a gift that costs you nothing… Continue reading Mother’s Day

What Did You Say?

Ashley Milburn was the head custodian of Belleisle Regional High School during my ten years there; in fact, he was there for 29 years. His father was custodian for the 31 years before him. Perhaps, if I ever write my book, I will devote a chapter just to Ashley. He took so much pride in… Continue reading What Did You Say?