Browsing Month: March 2019

Penny

Wednesday

Once when I was working a temp job in LaGrange, a co-worker remarked that my childhood sounded like an episode of The Andy Griffith Show.  He was right.  It really was. Mama and Daddy did everything they could to make it so.   In the field adjacent to Nanny and Pops’ yard was a fire-tower […]

shakespeare

Shakespeare and the Blues

When I was teaching high school English literature, I tried to make the pieces we were studying together relevant – especially Shakespeare.   A quick rundown of the plot of “Romeo and Juliet”: an impetuous teenage boy falls in love with a teenage girl at a masquerade ball.  It is only after they have fallen […]