Archive for September 2011

A Bad Case of Swamp Ass

A Bad Case of Swamp Ass
You know those writer’s memes that give you a topic, question, or device to get your creative juices flowing?  They always seem to be things like “tell me about a fond childhood memory” or “a time that you made your parents proud” or “write a letter to your 10 year old self telling her how much... Read more »

Teaching 9/11: Of Twinkies and Terrorists

Teaching 9/11: Of Twinkies and Terrorists
With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up this weekend, I’ve been reading a lot about how it’s being commemorated, as well as what our kids are learning in school about it and what’s appropriate to be discussed at what age. This article in yesterday’s Trib basically says that it’s all kumbaya — talking about the... Read more »