Tag: nostalgia

  • It Would Be a Few More Years Before I Learned About Parallelism

    It Would Be a Few More Years Before I Learned About Parallelism

    I’ve been sifting through boxes of memories — the accumulated papers from my youth. As I grab each handful of faded pages, drunken journal entries, glowing fourth grade report cards, conflicting judges’ sheets from speech meets, crude first grade drawings, crazily folded letters, I am pulling more than paper onto my lap. Each handful takes […]

  • Competitive Potlucking: Party

    Competitive Potlucking: Party

    We had a concept. We had an invitation. We had a guest list. We had promotion. Eventually, the big day arrived. It was time to potluck. Competitively. As always, the set-up took a fair bitĀ of time. Fortunately, after the Children’s Stories Potluck of 2014, we’d set our neighbors’ long tables (borrowed for the event) on […]

  • Competitive Potlucking: Promotion

    Competitive Potlucking: Promotion

    The beauty of social media is that it can not only be used to issue invitations to a party, it can also be used to remind invitees of the upcoming event. The hosts can occasionally post a little tidbit to the event page, attempting to wring one or two more responses from the semi-responsive guest […]

  • Competitive Potlucking: Invitation

    Competitive Potlucking: Invitation

    My mom had a punch bowl. I do not have a punch bowl. I don’t need one. The only reason I’d need a punch bowl is to hold my excess shoes, the ones I can’t fit on the floor of my closet. Or on the floor of the back porch. Or in my special shoe […]