Posted in February 2012

I Love, Therefore I Lie.

When my husband and I discovered we were expecting our first child in November of 2008, we engaged in nightly pillow talk (read: I forced endless baby name conversations upon him and he fell asleep during my ramblings) about our unborn child. Who would he look like? Would he have my husband’s easy going disposition … Continue reading

Falling from Grace

Those of us who paid attention in Sunday School learned that Satan was originally an angel, chilling with the Big Man in Heaven. Unfortunately, a little thing called pride got in his way; he believed that he should rule the roost rather than be a humble servant of God, so he decided he would de-throne … Continue reading

The Cost of Children

I’ve read so many different articles about the incurred expense of children, but the focus is on things like formula, diapers, and college tuition. Well, let’s just be honest here: some of our nation’s youth just ain’t goin’ to college. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing; their parents can retire earlier. Some costs that … Continue reading

Hard Work is for Schmucks

Personal pride, commitment to constant improvement, blah, blah, blah. I used to believe that a solid work ethic was a staple trait of proud Americans. Now? Not so much. And here’s why: I’ve worked in too many jobs, in a plethora of fields, and I’ve learned something very important: The more you suck at what … Continue reading


I’m an English teacher so it probably goes without saying that I love words. My dorkdom began long, long ago in my childhood bedroom where I would read the dictionary for fun. Yep, that’s right: I’d skim the pages for a new word and then I’d try to incorporate said word into whatever poem or … Continue reading