Second Thoughts and Second Chances

I did a really scary thing today. I quit my job. Or at least, I gave notice. The worst part? I don't have another job lined up. I'm terrified. I left for several reasons, and I think to elaborate on all of them would be unprofessional, so I will refrain. One of the reasons, though, is that I just didn't think that line of work was for me anymore. On that, I will elaborate. I graduated a couple of years ago from college. It took me a while to find a job and so when I found one, I jumped on the opportunity....more

A Formidable Opponent

He asked not for whom the bell tolled. Even if it was a cowbell. Nick Bell was a twenty year old Defensive End for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was number thirty-six. He was too young to die. Nick was from Alabama and was recruited by multiple SEC schools, but chose to attend MSU. His stats did not disappoint the Bulldog faithful. He played with his heart. And now, our hearts break for his family. Merely a few weeks ago, Nick reported having strange headaches in practice. When he went to the doctor, they found a tumor. That is when the nightmare began....more

Why I Try Not to Over-Edit My Blog Posts

At the risk of sounding like Popeye the Sailor Man, I am what I am. What I am is a blogger who isn't perfect, among other things (all of which could still be followed by "who isn't perfect" - just to be clear). When I write my posts for my blog I break a lot of grammar rules. No, really. A lot. ...more

I am a high school English teacher, and I think it is perfectly acceptable to break grammar ...more

Waffles vs. Spaghetti: The Breakdown of Communication Between Men and Women

So I have this theory...actually, my husband told me about this theory a long time ago and neither of us can remember where it came from. It is entirely possible that some great mind came up with it, but all I know is that it is a relatively simple concept that helps me understand why my husband has no idea what I'm talking about sometimes....more

Slicker Than Owl Shit and Other Colorful Southern Sayings...

I grew up in the South. I was born in Mississippi, lived for a brief few years in Florida when I was young, moved to Alabama as an teenager, came back to Mississippi for college, moved to Tennessee afterward, and now I've circled back to Mississippi again. Don't get me wrong, I have lived other places for short periods. I have traveled to other parts of the world a few times, and I have loved and appreciated beauty beyond my own backyard, but there is something about the South that always calls me back home....more