But would you believe kidnapped by aliens? I didn’t think so. When I signed in to start working on another post, I was chagrined to see how long it had been since I’d been Whimsical! I’d like to say that I’ve been working hard on lesson plans for the new semester or brushing up on… Read More I Am Not Dead!
I didn’t date much in high school, and one of my first dates should have been enough to convince me never to try it again. In fact, it was was so awful that I take the fact that I ever dated again after the experience as proof that I am an optimist. Most of my… Read More Worst. Date. Ever.
Everywhere you look, it seems people are posting or suggesting Bucket Lists, things they want to accomplish before they die. Maybe I’m cynical, and maybe I just lack motivation, but the last time I came across one of these, I thought, “You’d do better to make a list of things you’re going to stop stressing… Read More Not a Bucket List
Ever since Writing 101 ended, I seem to have been unable to think of anything to write on my own. I’ve been busy at work, but that’s more an excuse than a reason, so I headed over to The Daily Post and found some inspiration in the prompt “Our House.” What are the earliest memories… Read More Life Is Beautiful, Magical
The Best Laid Schemes My favorite vacation spot is Asheville, North Carolina, only 91 miles away. It is a haven of sanity a short drive from my hectic life. Sometimes. Almost every time we go to Asheville, we stay at the same place, The Princess Anne Hotel, a small historic inn that makes guests feel… Read More Are We There Yet?
Today’s post is for Writing 101, and my assignment is to find my inspiration from my statistics. I have to confess, as a dedicated Type-A personality, I have already been rather well-acquainted with my stats; from the beginning, I have been excited by the variety of nations represented on my little map. I haven’t ever… Read More Hello, World!
First, I’d like to say a deep-felt THANK YOU to Debbie at Debbie Dey WRITES for nominating me for a Blogger Recognition Award. This is especially cool since Debbie is herself a very accomplished writer. I especially want to send you to “Hook ’em with a Quote” where Debbie talks about moving in the freelance… Read More Thank you!
Pleeeeeease The students in my third period have been begging to watch a movie since the year started, the same movie, over and over. “Pleeeeeease. It’s the best movie ever!” It’s one of the few things I’ve seen unite a cheerleader, a country boy, and a preacher’s kid. I’ve caught them huddled around phones streaming… Read More It’s Not What You Think
Dear Rabbits, We feel the current situation can no longer continue unremarked. We have tried to cohabit peacefully, but your behavior speaks of a singular lack of regard for our needs, or, indeed, the reality of our shared situation. First, has word not spread to you of the fate of your friend, or perhaps cousin,… Read More Open Letter to the Rabbits in Our Back Yard:
Today’s prompt from Writing 101 is to be inspired by a quote and utilize it in the post. This is very familiar territory for me; I frequently assign my students to respond to a choice of given quotes for their essays. This was difficult for me, though, because I was spoiled for choice. I did… Read More Catch 22