School has started back and once again it's time for the friendly PTO reminders of whatever shit the kids will be selling this week. I don't mind the school supplies, weird fees, and occasional classroom donation... but I refuse...

VBS Round Up

We would joke as young adults that kids were put on the "VBS circuit" all summer. I can understand the temptation of it. It's like free babysitting + Jesus. Sweet deal for me, with the exception of the camps that...

F* You, Facebook

Sometimes I miss MySpace. I liked to toy with making my page neat and I met a lot of new people on it. It was new and different and not... well, soul sucking. A lot of our FB checking...
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The Red Star

The Anniston Star, a product of Consolidated Publishing, is the only ‘major’ newspaper in the county. Approximately 68% of voters in the 2016 presidential election voted for Donald Trump, with other Republican seats winning by a landslide. Nonetheless, the...
I didn't have a large group of friends in high school. I didn't even have a small group--the class of 2001 more or less just tolerated one another. The closest thing I had to a best friend, Liz, decided...

Pom Poms & Pigtails

My baby is nine. She’s daisies, rainbows, and unicorns. If I’d let her dress like Elsa every day, she would. I love that she wants to be a rock star one day and a fashion designer the next. She...
I’m proud that the Talladega College band was asked to perform at the inauguration. Racist. Shit, I’m not proud then. Yep, racist. President Trump— Dumb racist. Not MY president. Did you notice a trend there? Calling someone racist because they disagree with you is the...

Trick or Diarrhea

Halloween brings hundreds, if not thousands, to the North Oaks neighborhood every year. I don’t know if we participate as an excuse to dress cute and have fun, for love of the holiday, or if we view it as...
....Opinions. We've moved even further away from a time when a complaint or a dissenting opinion wasn't allowed. Now the friendly folks in Jacksonville have done it again. I imagine them like a group of southern Stepford wives trying to host...
I've written about my experiences in church in Jacksonville before. It was a reflection of what the church was like growing up as an outsider. Sadly, things haven't changed a whole lot now that I'm an adult and I'm...

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