Gail Goodwin famously said, “Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” I can't help but wonder how Goodwin would describe the antics of the recent mob infiltrating the BOE. For those of us not in the know, something “naughty” was...
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...

All Hail the Admin

It’s a running joke with my sister that she gets the boot from whatever group she joins. How can mentioning Thor be deemed offensive? It’s THOR. Unfortunately, an admin “HAS THE POWER” to boot, censor, and delete at...
Of course, the article below is simply my opinion, however informed and offensive. I was at the old Plaza Cinemas near the concession stand. A teenager walked up with her friends and she was carrying a painted brick tied with...

Apathetic Jacksonville

When did expressing a dissenting opinion become complaining? If not agreeing with the majority is labeled as a bad thing, then I'm number one on the naughty list. The quote on the main page is taken from Mark Twain: "Whenever...
Like a lot of families, we pay for hundreds of channels, but watch very little. Our main source of viewing comes from streaming TV and videos. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube usage, our bandwidth was a little excessive....
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...
I hold no ill-feelings towards Jacksonville's Animal Control. She was doing her job. My complaint is with my water-phobic neighbor. We adopted two puppies in May—sweet beagle puppies, a boy we named Charlie, and a girl we named Bella. They...

Small Town Politics

While most of the country is focused on the Trump/Clinton drama (go Trump, by the way), our little "Gem of the Hills" is embattled in local elections at present. Last night we found out who won the city council...
....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...

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