15. July 2014 16:01
Yesterday you turned 9 years old. NINE. I apologize that I didn't get your letter up in time, but we were on Jekyll Island, I broke my phone, and well, you were there, so I don't need to explain.
I'm so proud of the little lady that you became this year. This was a big year for you. I watched as you grew not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Physically you grew like 4 inches and you are now about "*" this close to being taller than your older sister. You als... [More]
9. July 2014 05:51
Tariq Abukhedir is a former student of mine. I used to be the librarian at Universal Academy of Florida, a private Islamic school in Tampa, FL.
I was shocked, sickened, and horrified when a former co-worker posted a photo of Tariq badly beaten on her Facebook page. This was someone's child, he lived in Tampa, and that alone made me upset. At first I did not realize that I knew him, because he was unrecognizable. I knew the name, but honestly I know a lot of Tariq's and I know a lot of Abukhedir... [More]
6. July 2014 11:33
My new favorite term is "jacked up." As in: My knee is jacked up. My foot is jacked up. My hands are jacked up. Urban Dictionary defines "jacked up" as:
1. not working properly or as intended. 2. having used a large quantity of speed, cocaine, or other amphetamine. 3. cut or lacerated by means of a make-shift knife or blade. see SKIV 4. In generally poor or injured condition.
In my case, I'm referring to numbers 1, and 4.
My Plantar Fasciitis, while getting better is still causing me issues. I b... [More]