In Honor of the Armistice

Mamacita says: This day used to be known as Armistice Day, in honor of the armistice that was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. This year, 2014, marks the 97th anniversary of Armistice … Continue reading

Yard Sale

Mamacita says:  I had a yard sale today, and I have come to the following conclusions: 1.  People who bring $20 bills to yard sales are jerks. 2.  Many things I considered valuable mean nothing to other people. 3.  Many … Continue reading

Literature Quiz: Children & YA

Mamacita says: How well do you know children’s and young adult literature?  Can you give me the author and title from whence the following quotations are taken?  Some of them are quite obvious if you’re any kind of reader, while … Continue reading

Watching Duck Dynasty:More Things I Haven’t Done Yet. . . .

Mamacita says: Watching Duck Dynasty might be number one, but there are still a lot of things I haven’t done.  I didn’t realize how many things I’ve never done compared to the number of things I HAVE done. Then again, … Continue reading

Overcoming the Odds

Mamacita says:  So many of my students are overcoming tremendous odds to be in school right now. They’ve got families and mortgages and spouses/partners, some of whom disapprove of the whole “college” thing; they’ve got needy parents and in-laws and … Continue reading