Bullies, Bikinis, and Maya Angelou

What the hell is wrong with people these days? I mean we all know this digital era has given us all the permission to act like rabid hyenas preying upon the carcass of a decaying elephant. Entering the ass hole of the unfortunate being and literally tearing it a new one. Oh what a visual. […]

Where in I confess to…….

Nate: Hey mom, remember that Africa project where I have to make food that I told you about? Can you do that tonight, it’s due tomorrow? Uh, YOUR project that YOU were supposed to look up a recipe for, and are supposed to make it yourself? Nate: Yeah, that one. The same one that you […]

Robbing Starbucks

I’ve been debating how to write this story for a few days now. Do I write in my usual self-deprecating, tongue and cheek, dry humor, or do I tell it straight up, emotional and serious. Is there a “right” way to tell it? Will being funny make me seem like I don’t know that what […]

Jesus is His Homeboy

We have a couple we are friends with that are in the process of adopting. It’s still a long wait away, but I’ve been talking to the kids about it. Today, I told Alex, this is the resulting conversation.   Alex: I want us get a baby!   You want a baby?   Yes!   […]

Soap, Water, and Irrational Thoughts

My dad used to like to tell this joke about a man and his wife. They had a dinner party and at the end of the meal guest offered to help clean up. The man said “Naw, soap and water’ll get it done..” Another guest chimed in saying there were quite a few dishes, wouldn’t […]

Potato, Potato, French Fry

My mind was completely blown over the weekend. Nate started 6th grade, middle school, this fall. Everyone kept making a big deal about it. Everyone kept asking “how does it feel?” And “are you going to be sad?” I kept saying no, I was just sad he was at a different school than Reese and […]