Many months ago, we booked a condo in Panama City Beach, Florida. (I should say, my mother-in-law booked the place. We consulted, but it was my in-laws’ dime.) This was well before the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, long before oil started gushing out into the Gulf of Mexico. Needless to say of all the […]

Read More → Cloudy with a Chance of Tarballs

Unseasonably cool weather again today, something we’ve been enjoying off and on for the last couple weeks. Nevertheless I feel that summer is here. Xy’s done with school, not just teaching but also the extra days teachers have to work after classes end. (In fact she’s cleared out her classroom and brought home a huge […]

Read More → Summer Is Cool

For some reason, we designated this season as “The Summer of Xy.” I’m not sure exactly how or why, but I think it had something to do with Xy realizing a need to come to terms with some of those big “life issues.” Or maybe this was to be a season of celebration and wild […]

Read More → The Summer of Xy

As of about an hour or so ago, I’m officially on vacation. Woohoo. Well, it’s about time. I see Xy kickin’ back every day, taking it easy, and frankly I get a little bit jealous. Now it’s my turn to savor some of this summertime leisure.

Read More → Vacation

I’d hoped to spend the day floating down the Bogue Chitto in an innertube. But for some damn reason, the place we planned to patronize (Wayne’s World) isn’t renting today. I guess they’re afraid of a big electrical storm. So I went to work instead, which isn’t bad, but it’s not the same as floating […]

Read More → Not Floating

Classes are over. Commencement has come and gone. It is now OK to wear shorts to work. This is my official policy. Did I mention this is my favorite time of year? The atmosphere on campus is mellow, the weather’s heating up, and all the promise of summer lies ahead. I love summer. It’s my […]

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