Last week on social media, I compared the impending Papal visit to awaiting landfall during hurricane season. Much like the media coverage of a tropical storm in the Gulf, the lead up to the pope’s arrival in the U.S. was overblown. And yet, Exile battened down the hatches and boarded up all the windows, just in time for a weak Tropical Storm Francis to blow through. Continue reading
Happy Thursday. Here’s a flashback to 2011, when Jim Butcher released Book 13 in the Dresden Files series. I’m still loving Harry today.
Here’s a post about the first Hunger Games movie that I wrote but failed to publish back in 2012. Jennifer Lawrence has continued to crush it as Katniss, and I think the movies are getting better and better. I cannot wait for the final installment – I’m marking November 20th on my calendar.
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I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the Pope is coming to town. I’ve been joking that awaiting his arrival is like waiting for landfall during hurricane season, which has led me to sing this rocking Cowboy Mouth song over and over to myself and innocent bystanders:
Skip to 12:00 for the theme song. I have been (mis)remembering this for years!
Also, who knew this was Mississippi educational TV?
Aside from my parents themselves, my maternal grandmother was probably the most influential adult in my young life. I was an only child, born ten years into my parents marriage, when they were both 35 years old. If I was not with a parent, or a teacher, or the parents of a select handful of friends, I was with my Grandmother and Granddad. Continue reading