You have died of dysentery – and other thoughts on progress

It will no doubt stun my children to realize that their, oh, so young looking mother lived at a time when the majority of households lacked a personal computer.  I mean, personal computers existed, but they were the size of a microwave oven (or larger) and the cost more than a few car payments. As a … Continue reading You have died of dysentery – and other thoughts on progress

Contemplating success at the corner bus stop

It was my morning with the kids and their cousins. My morning to supervise them as they pulled out every toy I had so painstakingly put away just days before. My morning to ensure they reached the bus stop with backpacks and lunch sacks intact. Some mornings those tasks are easier than others. I informed … Continue reading Contemplating success at the corner bus stop

An unexpected lesson on never giving up

I elected to take AP English in my final year of high school. For those not as familiar with the American, specifically, North Carolinian education system, at least during the [decade redacted], an AP class was an advanced course you could take leading up to an exam at the end of the year which could translate … Continue reading An unexpected lesson on never giving up