Lessons from Starkville

Chris and the Kids in Starkville

I’ve been here for 72 hours and I’ve already learned a great deal. In light of my new-found knowledge, I thought I’d share a few Starkville tidbits with you — just in case you ever decide to venture down to our new neck of the woods. 1. You can’t buy wine in the grocery store, […]

Battle Hymn of the Wild Monkey Mother

Mary Claire Wearing a Flowered Bucket on Her Head While Reading

The frighteningly over-educated and brilliant members of my book club just read “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua, and we had some titillating banter and conversation last night. (Oh, and five bottles of red wine, too. And cherry chocolate cake. I love these women.) I had delved into all the “controversy” surrounding […]