I know

I know

I recently overheard a conversation and one person said to the other, “I know” followed by a lengthy sharing of their experience. I cringed and wondered how it was received. I imagine the person hearing it was nodding their head in agreement, acting like they were...
Intent

Intent

Maria has her head down, working, when she hears a knock on the door. She looks up. It’s her boss, Bill, who asks to come in. Immediately she thinks to herself, Here he comes again with another last-minute request. Why is he always picking on me? Why doesn’t he go to...
Gatekeeping

Gatekeeping

I recently attended a bonfire and ended up sitting at a table with some high school youth who I knew enjoying a hot chocolate. The conversation turned to Christmas, and of course favorite treats. I mentioned my homemade fudge and Olivia asked if I used marshmallow...