Business · home · life · Marketplace · Work

Who You Gonna Call When the Tree Comes Down?

A Real-World Business Parable Photo by 13on on Unsplash Our summer here in the Northeastern United States has already been full of preposterous weather events — and we’re just entering hurricane season. We like to think we’re hardy types, but this happy delusion is being challenged by torrential rain, frequent thunderstorms, blazing heat, and high… Continue reading Who You Gonna Call When the Tree Comes Down?

courage · love · relationship · Work

Giving Real Customer Support: A Story

Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash “Nina? Is that you?” The old woman’s voice quavered. Nina’s heart clenched. Iris had phoned her eighteen times this week and it was only Wednesday. Nina had talked with Iris every single day since Joe died. It started as a routine call to customer support. Iris phoned to have… Continue reading Giving Real Customer Support: A Story

Baby · Children · family

The Living Nightmare Laughs

Photo by OSPAN ALI on Unsplash His living nightmare Has taken his hard-earned place, Ruined everything. To everyone else, She’s a cute little baby: Look how sweet she is! She gazes wide-eyed At ill-wishing little boy, Envies his freedom. He sticks out his tongue. She startles, drools her awestruck. She laughs and he grins. His eagerly… Continue reading The Living Nightmare Laughs

Children · family · love · Short story

That Cannot Be Right!

Photo by Marjorie Bertrand on Unsplash Claire nudged Gillian. “Don’t look now,” she hissed. “Remember the one I told you about? The mother who puts her kid on a leash? That’s her. Sarah Something. She’s right there, at the counter.” Gillian nodded. Leaning back in her chair, she stretched her arms overhead, scanned the coffee shop… Continue reading That Cannot Be Right!