Sister Mary Catfish

Sister Mary Catfish
Behind the Suburban Brick Wall, Arkansas, USA
I'm a Generation Joneser teaching Gen Y students, taking care of aging parents and grown children, and living in the brick wall suburbia of a small southern college town. I'm just like you, really.


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FEBRUARY 13, 2010 1:30PM

o Captain, My Captain

Captain Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie has died. If you've never watched Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel, then you probably don't understand the enormity of such news. Captain Phil was a Bering Sea crab fisherman, a roughneck, a superstitious seafarer, a treasure hunter, a pirate w… Read full post »

I'm having a difficult time turning my attention to anything light or funny right now. I've begun three different posts in the last few days and deleted them all. I want to tell you local stories and interesting observations that might otherwise be funny, but knowing there are children in Hait… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2010 11:52PM

Post-Holiday Deus Ex Machina

The holiday break is officially over in the morning and I've misplaced my work ethic. Maybe I left it in my other purse.

Coming off of the end-of-semester madness, I rode an adrenaline-tide clear into Christmas Day. There are crossed-off lists to prove this, although I was so thorough I threw t… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2010 11:54PM

Save the Words

Finally, a cause I can get behind. Somebody hand me a Sharpie and some poster board because I feel like wearing a peasant blouse and having a sit-in. Where did I pack those Gloria Steinem aviators?

Wayne State University has it's academic fist in the air to save our language. No, no,… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2010 12:31PM

I'm Just Here to Help

I'm not entirely sure what to do with these tidbits from the Log Cabin Democrat's Police Beat, but I'm unable to keep them to myself.
"Residential burglary at [deleted] Highway 89 South (about a mile northeast of Mayflower). Victim reported on Thursday that someone had broken into a residence… Read full post »
AUGUST 10, 2009 11:24PM

A Blight on your House

(Dante's Tomatoes by Dore', with a little help from me)

Or on your tomatoes, thanks to "Southern growers" and according to The New York Times. I was alerted to the tomato pandemic via a bit in the Arkansas Times, and while there are no fingers specifically pointing/… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 25, 2008 8:28PM

That Genie's Out Now


I've seen and heard an awful lot of hate lately, and it worries me. It should worry all of us.

John McCain made an attempt to quell a bit of that, but the attempt is late and doesn't square with his campaign message. He's between a rock and a… Read full post »