Nursing: “What’s In It For Me”

I wrote this for the Virginia Hospital Center essay contest a few years ago and the topic was "Nursing: What's In It For Me?". Enjoy!           Most of America is driven by the question, "What's in it for me?" What an unfortunate internal dialogue to have. In a day and age where material possessions and occupational … Continue reading Nursing: “What’s In It For Me”

Lost Shoe Anthologies 003: Adidas Slide Sandal

She was running late. Again. What the fuck?! Why couldn’t she just have a moment to herself. Time to pluck her chin hairs, dig the schmutz out from under her toenails, stare at the beautiful display of travel-sized toiletries at Target? These are all things she desperately longed for. Mundane. Predictable. Independent. Nope! Beatrice, Bea … Continue reading Lost Shoe Anthologies 003: Adidas Slide Sandal

Lost Shoe Anthologies 002: Brown Loafer

Pete Walker. A solid American, white, male name. It conveyed predictability. It promised permeating dullness. He chose it for that reason. So nobody knew what lurked beneath his deceiving facade.  Pete was putting the finishing touches on the contract he had spent the past one week perfecting. This would be the contract that earned him … Continue reading Lost Shoe Anthologies 002: Brown Loafer

Lost Shoe Anthologies 001: Grey New Balance

Coach had been particularly hard on you this practice. Did you do something wrong? You, Brady Jensen, the star of the Co-Ed Centreville High School Wrestling Team, could do no wrong. So, obviously Coach just had a stick up his ass. Had his wife not blown him last night? Was his hemorrhoid leaking hemoglobules into … Continue reading Lost Shoe Anthologies 001: Grey New Balance