The Worst Brought Out The Best

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 the United States of America was attacked and just hours after the greatest attack in modern history had occurred Americans came together of all races, religions, and nationalities to honor and help not only those killed during the attack but also the first responders who were still working tirelessly to save any person that might have been alive in the wreckage. That was fifteen years ago this Sunday, September 11. Sixteen years have passed since I learned what true evil was, 16 years have passed since the first attack of the war on terror occurred, and last year for the first time high school freshmen learned about the horrific and historic moment in time as a true historical event that occurred before they were even born. Continue reading “The Worst Brought Out The Best”


Cooking For An Army

I cook for an army. I can’t help it, even when I try to save money and cook smaller meals, I end up cooking twice as much. I like to think it is bred in me, my Granny Thomas always cooked for an army, my mother does too, and here I am carrying on a tradition that’s dying faster than a fish out of water. Continue reading “Cooking For An Army”

Work Ethic


The Florida Power ball is 1.3 billion and its something everybody is talking about. Whether they are talking about how packed the stores are the day of the drawing or daydreaming of what they would do with the winnings, it’s definitely a hot topic. In passing I’ve heard stories of “if I won I’d” be out of debt, buy a house, but the most common is retire or “never work another day in my life”. Which brought me to thinking if I won would I retire? I only found one person, out of more than a dozen, that said they would not retire. What would they do? This local business owner said she would buy the empty buildings downtown and fill them with stores and small town businesses. Only one person in more than of week of discussing the “big dream” said they would continue to work. This started me thinking on a totally different topic…work ethic and where it has gone in the last fifty years. Continue reading “Work Ethic”