Expectations

A Child’s Expectations My parents will be there for me forever. They will always be good parents, everything I want them to be. Santa, Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa will bring me the gifts on my wish list, things I marked in the Sear’s Christmas catalog and more. I...

Money

“May I help you, Darlin’?” The woman behind the cash register slid her half-glasses up onto her head. “I’d like to purchase a gift certificate, please.” I gave the amount. “And I’d like to buy this card and a loaf of bread.” Inside Basic Necessities, a local specialty...

Pride

Last Thanksgiving, I wrote about pride and humility. Today, with yet another graduation speech trending on the Internet, I’m thinking about self-conceit in a different context.   Earlier this month, Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.,...