What’s In a Name?

“Mama?” Tiller said, putting her head on my shoulder as we sat on the couch, her watching Mermaidia and me reading a book. “Yes, Baby?” I said, turning to look at her, eye to eye. “What’s your name?” “Anne. My name is Anne.” “What’s your other name?” “You mean my middle name?” “Yeah. Your middle name.” “My middle name is… Read more →

Northwestern Elementary

Northwestern Elementary Originally uploaded by Dogwood Girl Via Flickr: Northwestern Elementary, Crabapple, GA. Late 70s/early 80s. No longer extant. We only had one first grade, if I remember correctly. I had Mrs. Hamilton. I think there may have been no AC, and they left the doors open in warm weather. Sometimes a dog would wander in and traipse the halls.… Read more →

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; And when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear. Buy a pup and your money will… Read more →

Akumal & Tulum

Todd took me to Akumal for our tenth anniversary. It was great, except that I got really sick (sinus infection) and had to go to the doctor. So, i spent more time dealing with Doctor crap than enjoying myself (all of my first day, then almost two hours the second day, and a quick visit on our last day there), but it was still great. Beautiful place. Read more →