Category Archives: Life

It Did NOT Start With Columbine

I always think it is interesting when I see Columbine.  April 20, 1999 is the first thing on anyone’s mind when a school shooting happens. Yes, 13 people were killed and 20+ injured there in 1999, and that is horrible … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker and the Gourd

Once I decided I was moving, I had to tell my students. Now, college students come into a class at the beginning of a semester and leave at the end. Teachers are paid to teach, students pay to learn, and … Continue reading

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Falling for Georgia

I began visiting Georgia last year before there was any discussion about moving. I got a MegaBus ticket and rode 8 hours to see Carlton last summer, which was against the wishes of a few family members because buses are scary and … Continue reading

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Atlanta: Diverse and Awesome

My area of Arkansas has always been very…White. There is basically no diversity in the whole town. Unlike me, Carlton grew up in a predominantly Black area of Arkansas. Unfortunately, racism was a pretty big thing while I was growing up, and … Continue reading

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Atlanta’s Initiation

I guess Atlanta has been putting me through some sort of initiation or something over the past month because Carlton and I have both been sick. I got sick, he got sick, I got sick again and worse than the first … Continue reading

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Joining Trinity

Carlton moved to Atlanta a few months before I did. He had been in Athens, but his work brought him to The Big Peach. That means he had plenty of time to scout out a few churches before I got … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Junction

After I survived my first solo adventure down the freeway, I expressed my excitement to Carlton. His response and solution: drive more. It makes sense. Practice makes perfect and all. So, the next day he was off, which was a couple weekends ago, we … Continue reading

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