Remember the Animator?

Did anyone else have one of these as a kid? I kind of feel like I was the only one... It was made by Ohio Art, the same company that produced the Etch A Sketch. You've gotta know what that is, right? The drawing toy that made it impossible to draw a circle. Anyway, this … Continue reading Remember the Animator?

Your Next American Idol Is…

Not me. You demanded it, so here it is. Okay, demand is a strong word. Requested is more appropriate. And really, it wasn't everyone. It was just Paul and Shaz. But since they're two of my oldest blogging friends, when they say jump, I say how high. I mentioned in my 30 Questions post over … Continue reading Your Next American Idol Is…

Morning Announcements – A Prequel

A few days ago I shared a post about experiencing the morning announcements in a school where I recently worked. And it got me thinking about the morning announcements that we heard each morning in high school. During my freshman year at Patrick Henry, there was this guy who did the announcements every day. He … Continue reading Morning Announcements – A Prequel

Movie Nights

Back in my Bluefield College days, specifically during my sophomore year, my roommates and I played host to a weekly movie night. Typically, these would happen sometime on Wednesday evenings, after the Baptist Student Union's weekly Bible study/worship time that we called GAP (Growth And Praise). Looking back, I'm not sure how these movie nights … Continue reading Movie Nights

The Prince

Recently, Ely over at She Gives No Fox shared the story of how she came to love writing at a young age. Her story jogged my memory and reminded me that my own story of learning to love writing was somewhat similar. For Ely, it was second grade. For me, it was a few years … Continue reading The Prince

Old Commercials and Anxiety

YouTube can be a wonderful waste of time. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself watching something useful, maybe even informative, and then you find yourself falling down a rabbit hole of videos and suddenly an hour or more has gone by. Maybe there aren't many out there who find themselves in that situation. … Continue reading Old Commercials and Anxiety

It Really Has Been 20 Years…

In the days leading up to my 20-Year High School Reunion, I found myself asking some friends about their own high school experiences. Would they want to relive any of it? Would they do anything different? Not once did I get a yes. I'm genuinely curious about the statistic on how many people actually enjoyed … Continue reading It Really Has Been 20 Years…