Cheese: A Detox Story

This post is part of the Blogging from  A to Z Challenge. Several years ago I gave up cheese for Lent, not that I’m religious. I was born and raised Catholic, but joined non-practicing Catholics decades ago. On dating sites, I click “spiritual, but not religious,” but even that might be a stretch. When a co-worker … More Cheese: A Detox Story

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Let people boast about being MVP of their basketball, baseball or football teams. I reigned supreme on the kickball field. During recess. And never received any awards. My legendary kicks to the outfield guaranteed a homerun for me and scores for others already on base. I was one of the first ones chosen by team … More Rain, Rain, Go Away

Time of Your Life*

College was supposed to be the time of my life, but my hopeful dreams of making lifelong friends and attending crazy parties quickly faded when I realized I didn’t fit in on campus and, more importantly, was falling out of love with learning. I started working at Borders during second semester freshman year at Babson … More Time of Your Life*

Ya Dig?

My father doesn’t believe in Halloween. It’s not because the pagan holiday goes against his religious beliefs. He’s an atheist. He’s also an old-school West Indian man, Haitian to be precise. Dressing up, going to door-to-door to beg for candy was one of the many “American” things he frowned upon. If teachers sent him notices … More Ya Dig?

High School: The Mouse Race To Prepare You For The Rat Race*

A former high school classmate/current Facebook friend ran into one of our old teachers in an elevator and posted a Facebook picture that I assume was taken with a cell phone. The post garnered many likes and comments not only about Mr. Barnor, who taught Civics and Economics, but also comments about other teachers who … More High School: The Mouse Race To Prepare You For The Rat Race*

Love Is The One Thing Everyone Wants; It’s The One Thing Not Everyone Has*

Yesterday was the birthday of my first love. Well, my only love really. We were together for three years; apart now for almost ten. Nothing has come close to duplicating our relationship. I don’t lament it, just reminiscing. As most first loves, it ran its course, I suppose. My other love brought us together. We … More Love Is The One Thing Everyone Wants; It’s The One Thing Not Everyone Has*