Quip Pro Quo: A Fast Retort

Mamacita says: First of all, I despise censorship. Banning books is akin to banning people; both are abhorrent to the collective intelligence, and both bring us down as a culture. It’s one thing for someone to decide that a certain … Continue reading

Perfect Hoosier Persimmon Pudding

Mamacita says: Mamacita says: By request (ask, and ye shall receive) here is the persimmon pudding recipe again. Persimmons don’t grow in too many places, so chances are good that most of you have never heard of them.  However, southern … Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Jelly and Bread, Oh Mice. . . .

I’m re-running this post from over three years ago because, you know, deja vu and stuff like that. Mamacita says: I got home from class late tonight, around 9:30, and had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for supper. (We … Continue reading

Them There Words What Be Correct

Mamacita says:  It’s 2:30 in the morning, and I have to get up in a few hours and go to school, and be all enthusiastic about punctuation. The thing is, I AM enthusiastic about punctuation. It’s important. It tell us … Continue reading

Picasso Passes

Mamacita says:  This is my favorite Picasso*, and it hangs in the foyer of my home. I’ve loved it for many years; a copy hung in the men’s side of my college dorm, (I still love you, Willkie Co-op!)  and … Continue reading

Dear Parents: Don't Sweat the Trifles

Mamacita says:  I had a lot of expectations and I made a lot of plans.  Then I had kids. There’s nothing like having children to knock most of our lofty expectations and plans into a cocked hat.  Other people’s children … Continue reading