Posts by Dana Zimbleman

Daniel Carlson: Auburn’s Kick-Ass Kicker from Colorado Springs

An Academic Redneck Iron Bowl Preview It’s time for Alabamians to make some serious decisions. No, I don’t mean the Roy Moore thing. I mean the Auburn-Alabama thing. On Saturday, November 25, 2017, the # 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide takes on the #6-ranked Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl, so fans of both teams face grave choices on game day. Guac or queso? Papa John’s or Pizza Hut? Buffalo Wild

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Locked and Loaded for the Lord

Last week while I was in Alabama to meet with Mother’s nursing home caregivers, I had supper one evening with my Uncle Harold, Aunt Patricia and my closest cousins. Every time I go home, I manage to finagle a home-cooked meal and lively conversation out of my Alabama kinfolk. The laughter and reminiscences make these sad trips related to Mother’s declining health much less depressing.  My relatives filled me in

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The Academic Redneck Fitness Challenge: Update 4

Previous Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-October 2, 2017): 34.4 pounds Weight Loss October 2-November 6: 0 pounds (No Change) Total Weight Loss (November 28, 2016-November 6, 2017): 34.4 pounds Remaining to 2017 Goal: 15.6 pounds Well, gentle readers, old DZ here hates to ‘fess up and say she let the entire month of October come and go with no weight loss, but there it is. Last week, I was telling

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Full Circle

I spoon fed you my last visit. We played the choo-choo game with your yams. Your brown eyes lit up as the locomotive utensil unloaded its cargo in your hungry mouth.   Was it me, your daughter, you smiled at, or a dim memory of your own mother’s face as she performed the same tender gesture for a little child so long ago?

Hot Dogs: A Poem By Jacob Adams

(Special this week to the Academic Redneck: a poem by Pikes Peak Community College student Jacob Adams. Jacob, a first -year student, is a new Colorado resident of only two years and is currently interested in pursing writing in some form as a future career. He enjoys getting overly attached to well- written cartoon characters, playing challenging video games, and staying as far away from the beach as possible. Jacob

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Reminds Me of You: A Poem By Hudson Hintze

(Special this week to the Academic Redneck: A poem written by Pikes Peak Community College student Hudson Hintze. Over the last several weeks, I filled in for my colleague, Larry Giddings, in his Introduction to Literature class. The students and I covered the poetry unit, and I encouraged them to share their creative writing with me for publication in my column. Hudson, one of Larry’s students, sent me this poem.

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