Work

For those of us lucky enough to find work, things are still less than perfect—in this section we discuss our adjustment to the professional sphere.

Of Friends and Facing Rejection

I’ve just begun my last semester of college and I’m already getting in my feelings. I guess reality is just now setting in that...

Notes From a Young Missionary

I had a lot of questions when I landed in Rio de Janeiro in the fall of 2013, alone and with no plan....

It Kinda Isn’t a Funny Story

  I'm the newbie. I recently started work at a psychiatric hospital, and what that means is - I only know what I'm doing about...

The In-Between Times

My life has been on hold for the last 7 months. Shortly before my graduation last May, I learned that I would receive a grant...

When A Fifth-Grader Calls You Nigger

Well. I guess it had to happen: I’m a black teacher in the Middle East and, if we’re being frank, the kids here have...

In Defense of Being Boring

I sat down at my desk, mug of steaming industrial-grade coffee placed by my keyboard. It’s 8:45am on yet another beautiful Tuesday morning. Too...

Feels Like Home to Me

When I was a teenager, I had a paper route. Now, in the movies, newspaper routes are generally portrayed in idyllic, Norman Rockwell-like terms: you...