Jackie Gibbons

Educator, Writer, and Reseacher

Chapter 4: Flight of the Cicadas

Weston lay in the floor gasping for breath. A dark figure stood over him swinging a piece of paper back and forth while saying something that Weston couldn't quite make out. Blood trickled down the side of Weston's face. A head injury? Probably. Weston recalled stuffing the lab report in his pocket then putting on his coat ready to leave the lab. After that, there was nothing.

Chapter Two, Flight of the Cicadas

Something caught his eye. It was one of Marshall's doodles. He would draw pictures of bugs on lab reports, a practice that neither the boss or Weston liked. This picture was nearly identical to the Cicada that hung in the shadowbox. It was spread across the left margin and looked to be painstakingly drawn down to the pin stuck through the middle of the dead Cicada. Under Marshall's artwork were the words, "Call Midge!"

What’s That Food? Defining Bread

Lately, bread has been on my mind. After all, most households have a loaf or even loaves of white bread, wheat bread, whole grain bread or some other type of bread for sandwiches or sides. My family keeps a stock of bread most of the time. The government agency that oversees children's dietary health in schools requires my daughter's school to put "wheat bread" on the list of required lunch items for the children. So, our dedication to bread expands further than the home front.

Chapter 3: Flight of the Cicadas

Feet planted firmly on a rock, I was standing in the middle of gently flowing creek in my grandmother’s back yard. Click title to read more.

WTF? What’s That Food? Nuts!

Oh, Nuts! In my quest for knowledge about the food my family eats and my sincere desire to share that information in hopes that it might help others, I have come across many things that are on our table that... Continue Reading →

WTF? What’s That Food? My Weight Control Oatmeal

Today, my husband and I ate at different times rather than sitting down to a meal. Between research for my book, and for my WTF blog, I decided to grab some instant oatmeal. Once again, I made the choice to... Continue Reading →

WTF? What’s That Food? My Diet Soda

My love and eventual disappointment in diet sodas inspired this article. This information is intended to help other diet drink lovers to make an educated choice to drink or not to drink. Where It Began The history that I found... Continue Reading →

WTF: What’s that Food? My Convenient Nutritional Shake

In an attempt to examine some of the foods I have been eating, I came across an issue with a prepackaged nutritional shake that I have been taking to work with me for convenience. The label is packed full of... Continue Reading →

Chapter One – Parade Day (Flight of the Cicadas)

“Mom, there’s something wrong.” The alarm in my tone caught her attention. Before I could go further, I saw the mass diving toward the street. “Run.” That’s all I could say before a hellish nightmare descended on the crowd.

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