Naughty or Nice? by Jo Russell

As Brenda knitted away the last 15 minutes of her lunch break in the employee lounge, coworker Brent, married only a few weeks, came in and banged on the pop machine after he put in his quarters. It spat out a Coke. He glanced over at his shapely twenty-something...

Wrestling Anger into a Chin Lock by Jo Russell

“Thank you, students, for all the reading you do! I’m so proud of you!” Miss Martin announced to her fifth graders. “After Danny, Bruce will give his book report to the class.” The sturdy, compact pre-teen sighed and then raised his hand. Being the new kid at school...