April is the cruellest month, breeding/ Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/ memory and desire, stirring/Dull roots with spring rain./ Winter kept us warm, covering/ Earth in forgetful snow, feeding/ A little life with dried tubers.” –T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land Well, Eliot certainly had a point about April. I mean I am an… Read More The Cruelest Season
Today’s assignment on Writing 101 was to publish a roundup. Well, actually, it was to publish a collaborative post, but I never got around to that. I meant to. Really. I did. I even thought of some great fellow bloggers I wanted to write with, but… Anyway, it didn’t happen. This is a nice time… Read More Round ‘Em Up!
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?
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
Today’s Writing 101 Prompt called for us to make a list. The first thing that popped into my mind was the song, “I Love” by Tom T. Hall. This beautiful song is a list of simple loves, many of which mirror my own. ” I love leaves in the wind,/pictures of my friends/ Birds of… Read More I Love…
Since my teaching year has started back, I’ve found myself in a bit of a dry spell, so I headed over to The Daily Post. For those of you who have never ventured over there, The Daily Post provides a wealth of ideas and advice for bloggers. Looking for some inspiration for a new post,… Read More Que Sera Sera… Sometimes
As part of recognizing some spectacular fellow bloggers, I had the opportunity to pose them 11 questions. It only seemed fair that I answer them myself. So here are my own answers to the questions I asked my Liebster nominees. (One was a repeat of a question I had answered myself, so I only have… Read More Turnabout’s Fair Game
We’ve all been here: You’re creeping forward in bumper to bumper traffic because of an upcoming lane closure. You and dozens of other drivers dutifully merged into the appropriate lane as soon as you saw the sign signaling the lane closure ahead because…well, because you’re not an idiot. As you continue to crawl forward at… Read More The Samaritan’s Dilemma