Community School Supplies? Absolutely Not!

Mamacita says: And so, here we are with school about to start up again – hey, if you live in southern Indiana, many of our schools started up last week! This is the time of year I like to re-run … Continue reading

The Stink of Summertime

Mamacita says:  My kitchen smells like cantaloupe.  I can’t work in there till it goes away.  My husband loves melons and in the summer, he buys them as often as he can.  In his family, people fought wars over who … Continue reading

Independence Day: You’re Not Really Independent Unless You’re Educated.

Mamacita says:  There are many things that are wrong, in this country. Many, many things. Open a newspaper; listen to the news; all we hear about are the things that are wrong. We should be hearing about them, too; if … Continue reading

“Me” Magazine. You Know You’d Read It.

Mamacita says:  I agree. When my kids were little, I used to subscribe to several parenting magazines, and few if any of my problems were ever featured anywhere in there. Maybe on the joke page, but never in an article … Continue reading

Which Is Cheaper: Beer Nuts or Deer Nuts?*

Mamacita says:  Many years ago, I was teaching Public Speaking in a small farmland high school in southern Indiana. My students’ assignment was to give an informal “how-to” presentation, a demonstration of something they personally knew how to do. That … Continue reading

Twas the Day After Christmas. . . .

Mamacita says: The problem with the day AFTER Christmas is the word “after” in regard to Christmas. The best part of the season is the anticipation. The weeks and days building up to it, the lists and the baking and … Continue reading