ByEliana Osborn

Eliana Osborn spends too much time in the sun but she also teaches English at Arizona Western College.

  1. I’ve got two kinds of zealots on my Facebook feed: homeschoolers and Zumba enthusiasts. Can you guess which topic the following comments are in reference to?

    "On fire!"
    “I love how each participant has her own style and flair.”
    “I am having the best time of my life right now.”

  2. The summer after my freshman year in high school, I took my first real job. Not the first time I’d be working really hard or getting paid, but the first time I needed paperwork. I was 14, uncomfortable with every inch of my body, shy. 

    Minimum wage was $4.15 an hour, at least in Alaska, but without expenses like a car or kids or booze habit, the money added up nicely.