This Right Here Is A Real-Live Giddy Up

Okay. Before I tell you about the biggest parts of today, there are two things I need to mention. 1) Yesterday, right before we left the Rift Valley, I met a little girl. Her name is Eunice. And I was just a little bit beside myself when I … [Continue reading]

When The Rocky Road Is More Than Worth It

It was late last night when Patricia gave us an overview of what we'd be doing today in Kenya. "So tomorrow we'll be riding in safari vehicles," she said. "We have to travel down a dirt road that can be a bit bumpy, and it's safer for us to be in … [Continue reading]

The Darkness Has Not Overcome It

I've never sat down and tried to figure out how much time I've spent in classrooms over the course of my life, but between elementary school and junior high and high school and college and then, you know, teaching for approximately 472 years, I think … [Continue reading]

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 76

On this episode we discuss my almost-here trip to Kenya, what I refer to as Melanie's enthusiastic opposition to khaki, and recent events at the SEC Baseball Tournament. Recent events may or may not have involved me approaching someone I believed … [Continue reading]

Sometimes Shame Is An Excellent Motivator

Well, Alex just walked in my office and saw me on the computer and said, "Mama, you haven't written a real blog post since April." So then I said, "DON'T YOU SASS ME, ALEX HUDSON" except that 1) I really didn't say that at all and 2) he's exactly … [Continue reading]

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 75

Let's just get this out of the way: there are times when Melanie's internet is dicey on this episode. KEEP DOING YOU, AT&T. But if you can stick with us during our internet troubles, then you'll hear our thoughts on Pippa Middleton's wedding … [Continue reading]