Monthly Archives: October 2012

Resume Workshop

We oversaw the writing of 80 resumes in under six hours one Wednesday. It took three rooms, six staff members, and immeasurable flexibility.┬áThe event also took some muscle, since persuasion wasn’t going to do the trick. Next week we’re trying … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Macaroni and Cheese

I may never look at macaroni and cheese the same way. The week before I had accused him of never writing an honest paragraph in two semesters even though an overwhelming number of my prompts were based on life experiences. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Limo Driver

If I’ve been quiet here it’s because I’ve been trying to be quiet in my own soul. It was Friday morning when three of us walked in to the front lobby together. The Shift Commander waited until we were all … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Smile

I remember when Macias asked my TA, “How do you like being her TA?” It wasn’t a nice question, I could tell, but I was distracted by one of my students trying to sneak out of my room. After the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wrigley Re-enters Society

Wrigley left today. Staff were talking about him all day because he left earlier in the day than anyone expected. He had held his good-byes in check yesterday, hoping for one more chat. I’m not sure how many of us … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

As Cold As The Chain Fence

On the second day of in-service week between the semesters my TA had just settled into compiling the results from my course evaluations when the fire alarm stopped my heart. Outside we watched the response team wrestle with their fire … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EJ

Every 28 days, reads an administrative regulation (AR), a team must meet to discuss the performance of every offender. In its fledgling years the day halls at my facility were all activity as offenders lined up to press their uniforms, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment