Entries Categorized as 'friendcitos'

Sometimes a girl needs Boomama back up

Date August 17, 2008

Dear Boomama, I didn’t know who else might sympathize the way that you would.  We are kindred spirits, you know.  How could we not be?  Southern girls, Mississippi born and raised.  Bulldogs by choice.  MA-ROOON!  WHITE!  See the spirit?  Do you FEEL the spirit?  I have it.  You have it.  WE have it, Boomama! So, […]

on motherhood

Date June 13, 2008

I had to ask permission first.  Now that this mother and friend that I love so but shall forever remain nameless has given said permission, you’ve just GOTTA read some excerpts from the letter that she sent me.  There are those women who don’t gain a pound and never look like they even think about […]

for isaac and jude

Date May 30, 2008

Deep in the woods in the darkest of night there is a place where ships take flight. Where little boys roam and ride and explore through caves and caverns along ocean floors. Past monsters and trolls and sword wielding men over mountains and walls and back again. Dancing with mermaids and ladies fair while fighting with […]

positive post tuesday

Date April 29, 2008

So, Brody got this thing started and I keep rolling with it.  It’s cool to say nice things about nice folks. Like Blake, for example. Blake’s a super guy, super dad, super bulldog fan, super youth director, and now a super pastor at our church.  Blake’s a super friend, too.  He’s selfless with his time […]

Thursday night family

Date April 24, 2008

Before I picked up my life and moved it to Colombia, I spent every Thursday night at a little restaurant right outside of Oxford.  I’d leave school, headed toward home, and stop at The Sizzler to wait tables and make some extra money for the week.  It was just a job at first and a chance to […]

it’s a sad addiction

Date April 2, 2008

I’m a teacher and sometimes I loose my cool. It’s not pretty. I admit it and of course, there’s a story coming. Last year, I’d had one of those days that I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Just no good. I didn’t love on my kids enough and I didn’t set an example. I was grumpy […]

a long way from tupelo

Date March 13, 2008

A little over a year ago I sat in the Lyric Theatre with a little girl that means more to me than I ever expected that she would.  I see bits of myself in her and wish that the mistakes I’ve made in this life could be hers as well so that she wouldn’t have to […]

a polka dot umbrella.

Date February 26, 2008

There’s never a question of whether or not it’s going to rain in Manizales.  The only question is when.  Will it be a morning shower, an afternoon sprinkle, or a torrential downpour that lasts all day?  Because, my friends, the rain is inevitably coming.  Last semester it nearly got the best of me, nearly washed […]