Abandoned Shell #photoaday #project365

326 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Abandoned. This is just one of many abandoned shells of homes along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It’s been six years since Katrina, and in many places our Coast has built back, but we have a long way to go yet.

Occupy Public Discourse

Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it. Henry David Thoreau, “Civil Disobedience” To be honest, I haven’t known what to think of the Occupy movements. I understood why they were protesting. I thought people who claimed not to know why […]

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordon

66 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Rick Riordon’s latest was my reading pick for the days I stayed home sick this week. It’s an undemanding book written for middle-schoolers. It was easy to read and sleep at the same time. Why is a grown woman reading a book like this, you ask? Well, mainly […]

Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol

65 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Amazing Grace should probably be required reading for everyone. It is required reading in some of the sociology classes at JCJC. That’s why we picked it for our book club this year. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read it. I knew it was about […]

Giving Thanks

323 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Multicolored. Today I’m giving thanks that, after being sick all week, I’ve now graduated from existing mostly on apple sauce to eating actual pieces of fruit.

Another Day in Spiderville #photoaday #project365

321 of 365. Yep. You guessed it. I don’t feel like venturing out very far, so you get another picture of the crab spider that lives in my crape myrtle today. I love this guy (or gal or whatever).

Not So Itsy Bitsy #photoaday #project365

320 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Wildlife. I’m still sick and unable to get out chasing down wildlife. I decided people might enjoy checking in on my friend that lives in my crepe myrtle, though. Looks like all is well for spider pal today. For those who haven’t met spidey before, here’s a Wikipedia […]