Grad School Personal Statement

I struggled with writing this. I have never been verbose in my writing – totally weird right? I am much more of a verbal storyteller or oral historian. The most difficult part of applying for graduate school was writing a personal statement, 300-500 words, about WHY I want to attend University of Florida and its […]

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“Fifth Grave Past the Light” by Darynda Jones

{Disclosure: the link for the book goes to Smile. Amazon.com. A percentage of your purchase (if you buy it via the link) goes to goes to Charlie’s school PTO.} I picked this book up last summer at BlogHer in Chicago. The publisher was one of the sponsors and when I mentioned how much I enjoyed the […]

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“A Year in the Wild”

I bought “A Year in the Wild” by James Hendry last November when we were in South Africa. I finally got around to reading it this past few weeks.  It was fantastic! The book chronicles 2 brothers, Hugh and Angus, who don’t get along and are forced to work together at a game lodge for one year. The […]

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Grad School Aplication Submitted

Well I have officially committed myself.  I submitted my application to University of Florida for their graduate program. I’ve ordered a copy of my official transcript from Howard Payne University.  The admissions application said that references or letters of recommendation are optional which I find weird. I have submitted 2 references but am debating on […]

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Egg Hunting Strategy – Conversations with Charlie

Robert’s sister hosts an annual Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.  They’ve done it as far back as Robert could remember.  In addition to candy and small toys there are money eggs. Charlie looks forward to the Egg Hunt every year. This year was slightly different though. Charlie – Mommy, I’m like the 4th kid out […]

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