Searching the Obvious

Dixil Rodríguez

is a university professor and volunteer hospital chaplain living in Texas.

​Personal Day

The e-mail arrived just as I was packing my belongings to head home. The subject line read: “Do Not Forget Your Personal Days!” I have two personal days accumulated. Therefore, I am encouraged to take a personal day before I lose them. I wondered if anyone is keeping track of the fact that I enjoy arriving at work on a daily basis. Why would I need a personal day?

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If you ever come to visit, I will tell you to take the exit to Ponder and drive until you see the most beautiful rosebushes, then turn right. The home with the beautiful landscaping belongs to one of my neighbors. When I leave for work I see her watering the …

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