humanity

The real lives of businessmen, professionals, the everyday man, stay at home parent, healthy lifestyle influencers, and general feel good human stories.

Rhonda Farleya year ago
My Adventures as a Pizza Delivery Driver
In the short time that I have been delivering pizzas, I have been fortunate by not seeing many accidents on the roadways. But one day, I was driving along a popular road here in Town, while delivering...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part X
My second principal was a male, sweet as can be but hardly ever did anything; his door was always open for anyone who wanted to talk with him, but that'd be almost all he'd do, listen, and not always....
Wayne Thomasa year ago
The Village
It takes a village to raise a child! You've heard the saying so many times it's probably lost its edge. What does it mean, though? I hear something very different when this platitude is uttered – rath...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part IX
Because I really had no 'resources,' I went back to my husband's apartment but started looking for a place to rent close to work. It took me about a month, so I lived a month of almost complete silenc...
Breakfast Sandwich Makers are Tools for Mourning
The Breakfast Sandwich Maker is a $15 tribute to American economic malaise. It hit the market at a time when the U.S. Department of Labor stopped counting people who gave up fruitlessly looking for wo...
Rhonda Farleya year ago
My Adventures as a Pizza Delivery Driver
It was the time of the year once more for the Super Bowl. I was the newest driver at work. On certain occasions throughout the year, everybody is required to be at work, like on Super Bowl Sunday. Whe...
Nightmare Boss
As I write, I wonder if I've been spoilt in my previous employment. While there have been people with whom I'd rather not have worked, I've been lucky with having nice long-term bosses and several yea...
Rhonda Farley2 years ago
My Adventures as a Pizza Delivery Driver
Last October at work, one of the Managers at the Store, decided to have a contest just for the delivery drivers. Up for grabs was a twenty-five dollar pre-paid Visa gift card. If nobody won the contes...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part VII
The three days I'd spent doing observation in what would be my future classroom, were just foreshadowing the rest of my teaching career. A few days after I'd settled into my classroom, a teacher appro...
Rhonda Farley2 years ago
My Adventures as a Pizza Delivery Driver
We have a developmentally challenged employee at work. He visits several stores during the week and he folds boxes for each store. This guy has been an employee at work longer than anybody. He has the...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part V
I knew I'd get in touch with my former high school teacher, and I was anxiously looking forward to it. It was always great talking to her because she was always positive and encouraging; she had more ...
Casey Parker2 years ago
Power Trips Trip You Up
Power Corrupts. Power affects people. Power interferes with the ability to think straight. Power drives those with any significant amount of it to become desperate and irrational to hold onto it; to a...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part III
My mother's death numbed me for weeks or months, and I literally lost all sense of time. I kept going to school only to not be home where mom's life had ended, and I wasn't sure I could live there muc...
The Price of Education and Teaching: Part I
When I was growing up, I never even imagined finishing elementary school; this was especially true due to our family's severe poverty, so I was lucky I survived adolescence and graduated from elementa...
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Heidi Tien2 years ago
First Time Living In An Apartment
On May 8, after everyone had left campus for the summer, APU student HT started her new adult living experience by moving out of her freshman dorm Adams Hall, and moving into her first-time apartment ...
What Does a Respiratory Therapist Do?
I wanted to be a Certified Nurse Midwife. That's an R.N., (at least), who then goes on to midwifery school, and catches babies. I had attended a handful of home births as a doula. It was my passion! I...
Sharon G2 years ago
How [Work] Guilt Kills You
There's a whole suite of psychologists who primarily work in the area of clinical patient care relating to shame and guilt. Academics write monstrous theses on the topic of guilt. Entire shelves in bo...
Clara Lin2 years ago
Victory and Defeat
Anyone would long for a sweet taste of victory. They want to feel the rush of joy when they win a match or be a part of this pinnacle moment when they receive a scholarship or hold a trophy in their h...