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...
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...
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...
Given the uneasy state of our nation, I could write about Black Lives Matter, but I won’t. As a white middle-class woman, I have no idea what it’s like to be anything else and feel grossly unqualified to make...
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...
I always feel like a warning or explanation is in order when I make posts like this. I consider myself Christian. I do not consider myself a “good Christian.” I sin more than I probably should, I’d rather sleep...
Some of my fondest memories involved my time at Kitty Stone. When I left the school, grades K-4 were still in the pods, 5th and 6th graders didn’t mind using the “outside” bathrooms, and walking from a pod to...
....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...
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...

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