Nightmares

Nightmares

“I had a nightmare last night,” says Declan. “‘I’m sorry about that.  I have nightmares, too. ” I say. “You, Mommy? What do you have nightmares about?” He leans in for the answer.  “Running out of money. Being sick.  Not being...
What Teachers Really Do During Lunch

What Teachers Really Do During Lunch

I have to go to the bathroom.  I wish the bell would ring. It finally does. I really don’t have to go, but I know I’d better try because I’ve only got one shot to go during the day…my mother always made me try “just in case.” That...

The Purest Smile

I put the phone in my pocket when I get off the train.  I need to see the direction of the flow of people and get on my way. “Watch your step as you exit the train.”  It’s the standard recording.  I step out of the car and into the stream, the river,...