I saw my opportunity to make an impact as a combat officer in a highly technological and elite operational unit of the Artillery Corps. The project was over a year behind schedule, manned by an exhausted, frustrated team.
Though my bathtub became a soaking bin for pickled cabbage, the common need for a culinary education created a community students were eager to partake in, overcoming their instinct to stay at home.
Rooting for the Celtics became as much a part of my anatomy as Brazilian asado — Boston added another layer to my identity.
Most of them were promoted to platoon sergeant. He never found work again.
About Leah Derus Leah helps people craft stories that move their careers forward. I began to win awards and my work was published in youth literary journals.
Stories are an integral part of the human experience.