Wal-Mart- What’s Wrong With Retail

It was my first week on the job as we all stood around the hideous old fixture building bamboo arrangements out of the mugs we had snatched from the clearance table.   We were to fill the mugs with river pebbles, place in 3, 5, or 7 bamboo stalks, and then tie them with raffia to… Read More

9 Secrets to Embracing your College Experience

“Study” they said.   “Declare a major” they demanded.  For me college did much more for my life than just teach me the ins and outs of the multidisciplinary studies my degree reads.   Listed here are my nuggets of knowledge that I pass down to the interns I counsel.  They listen, they make their mistakes,… Read More

Common Core: Are We Finally Teaching Our Children to Think?

When the No Child Left Behind Act was signed in 2002, Bush signed it with the greatest of intents to make our education system great for everyone.  It was supposed to hold the schools accountable, no matter their neighborhood, to the same standards.  The idea, though a bit communistic, was desperately needed for the sake of the ignored… Read More

Success is Possible without a Degree

My time and experience at Texas Tech University was the most enlightening and eye opening period of my life as I learned to think deeper and for myself.   I was fortunate enough to have a stellar retail job I loved throughout my college career so that once I graduated (although I didn’t land one local… Read More

Shop Girl for Public Office 2020

I figure I don’t quite have the following to compete with Kanye for the popularity contest that was once known as a presidential election.  My boy ‘Ye is a real forward thinker, he won’t run for the presidency now but instead think for the future, in 2020.  But under the the first lady-ship of a Kardashian I don’t… Read More