A Year and a Day

On February 22, 2010, I lost my job. My 34-year career evaporated in a mere 18 seconds. The manager's words were so sparse, devoid of even a shred of sympathy or compassion. They are impossible to forget. "We're making a change. It is what it is." It was so stunningly to-the-point that even the HR … Continue reading A Year and a Day

Practice What You Teach

I walked into the classroom, put down my man bag, and started shuffling papers. A few colleagues walked by, peeked their heads in with a quick "How's it going?" My boss hollered a hello from the hallway. The kids filed in slowly and took their places; they liked to sit in the same chair every … Continue reading Practice What You Teach