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Back to School Challenge Day 03: Walking the Halls of Memory Lane

Back to School Challenge Day 03: Walking the Halls of Memory Lane

Day 03: Share your most memorable school memory.My elementary school days were spent at a small Catholic school. The classes were small and we were required to attend Mass on Fridays. Each Friday a different grade was in charge of Mass. My very first Mass, my little brother was born. I was staying with my grandmother and my dad, who was never able to come to many of my school events during the day because of work, was waiting for me in the back of church before everything kicked off. He told me I had a baby brother. Then my class walked down the main aisle, lined up in front of the alter and started to sing a song to start Mass. Only a few bars into the song, I started crying. No one is sure whether is was pure joy at the birth of my brother, my father’s unexpected presence at Friday Morning Mass or stage fright, but I just let the tears go. And until I go through 3rd grade, every time I had to get in front of people during Mass, I would start crying!I eventually got over my stage fright and when I got to high […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 20, 2014
Chaotic Goddess Swaps: Local Flavor Swap

Chaotic Goddess Swaps: Local Flavor Swap

I was paired with the lovely Beverly from Booklady’s Booknotes. Beverly is a librarian (LUCKY!), a military wife and mother of two. She lives in Colorado Springs. I was really excited to receive Beverly’s package last week as work has been rough and I needed a pick me up! Here’s a list of the items Beverly sent me to give me a taste of Colorado Springs. A beautiful letter and collage of photos in a nice folderA t-shirt from The Air Force AcademyA selection of postcards and a magnetFinn Finnigan by Darby Karchut, a local authorA wonderful bottle of Merlot with a wine glassRocky Mountain ChocolatesA Colorado Spring coffee mugBeverly did write a wonderful letter. If you click the image below you can read it in detail. Thank you, Beverly, for all the awesome goodies. I’m eating the chocolate very slowly and will be enjoying the wine soon. I hope you enjoyed your package from Iowa. Twitter 3 Facebook 11 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 28, 2014
A Note from the Director: The fight for gender equality

A Note from the Director: The fight for gender equality

Just a word of warning before you continue reading. This post may contain spoilers for the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This includes the both television series as well. This post is a discussion about gender equality, sexual assault and torture and my perceptions of how the Internet reacted to events in both shows. Proceed at your own risk if you don’t wish to be spoiled or if these are sensitive topics for you. A few weeks ago, the morning after a key episode of GoT, my Facebook wall was full of news stories raging about the treatment of Sansa Stark on her wedding night. A horrible thing happened to her and people were upset. When my husband and I watched the episode (we are always a day behind), I told him about the headlines and we braced ourselves. We both read about the Red Wedding and witnessed it on-screen. Seeing Joff die on-screen was rewarding and heartbreaking as Cersei wept. What would happen to Sansa? It was bad. Not shocking, but not surprising considering how Ramsay has been treating Theon/Reek. Sansa “got off easy” compared to Theon and everyone […]

11 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 5, 2015