Posts under ‘Conserved Conversations’

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

I told my co-workers about it yesterday and printed out poems for everyone.

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Last week, we discussed herpes at the water cooler

It’s after lunch, and somehow the people in my office have started discussing sexually transmitted diseases.

Last week, we discussed herpes at the water cooler

Get this man a promotion

I’m looking out the window of my office building, wondering if I should wear my scarf when I go out to grab lunch.

Get this man a promotion

The golden ball of gas

I’m helping Borun revise an imagist poem for his seventh grade poetry project. Together, we ponder how to show and not tell.

The golden ball of gas

She’ll grow on you

My sister, Megan, and I are discussing our high school classmates. Turns out, almost everyone is married and/or has kids. Except us.

She’ll grow on you

So sari to hear that

I just told some co-workers all about my subway injury. Phil decides to start what becomes a long pun-off that lasts until I leave work.

So sari to hear that

Explaining the bases

Jing and I are reading a poem in which someone is said to “make a pass at” another someone. I suspect Jing has no idea what that means. My attempts to turn it into a teachable moment about context clues backfires.

Explaining the bases

Women’s studies

We are discussing another co-worker fond of saying “That’s not my job!” Despite the clarification, we really aren’t sure what she does all day.

Women’s studies

Conversations with Life Coach

There’s a fine line between genius and madness. This is kind of what it’s like with Life Coach – he think he’s a genius, and I think he’s crazy.

Conversations with Life Coach

A pervy eye for a pervy eye

Last week, I assigned Jing a New York Times article about sex offenders in a working-class neighborhood in Long Island. She had to speak her mind when she handed over her short written response. It was the hardest I’ve laughed all week.

A pervy eye for a pervy eye