I’ll Have the Fruit

Earlier this month, a co-worker challenged me to complete 25 acts of kindness during the days leading up to Christmas. I accepted, figuring my list would fill up in no time. Not quite. Days went by, and even though I stayed alert to actions I could add to the kindness chart, I had nothing! Did …

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Don’t Let the SIZZLE Fizzle!

Joyce Joyce was solid and reliable. She had been the cashier at Register 5 for more than a decade. Today, a woman in her 20s was purchasing a small, heart-shaped birthday cake, a bottle of champagne, raw oysters, and condoms. Joyce fought to keep her eyebrows from arching high in response to the young woman’s low-cut …

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