My three siblings and I grew up in Atlanta under the watchful eyes of a beautiful Cuban germaphobe, a philosophical Georgia boy, and a curmudgeonly miniature schnauzer.
Fast forward to the University of Virginia, where I followed my hunky high school boyfriend and studied Religious Studies and Drama. It was also there that I discovered improv comedy, which I continued to do professionally in Atlanta after graduation.
Eventually, I headed for D.C. to get a master's in theology with absolutely no clue as to how hard it would be. Two years later, I returned to Atlanta (married to the hunk) to teach junior high and high school theology with ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE how hard it would be (hi, cougars).
All of that has led me to this moment in my life, attempting to reach out to middle school children with inspiring stories full of humor and hope.
This site will appeal to the lover of truth who dislikes the presumption of culture to fill her head with gallons of lard.
Unless previously approved, you may not call me "Em". If you are a blood relative, you may call me "Emmie". If you are a college friend, you might call me "Tabasco" or "Ice Queen" (unfortunate remnants of my judgmental phase of which I assure you I am completely cured). If you are a student, call me Mrs. Jeffries until it gets weird for both of us. If you are anyone else, you can call me basically anything else, because I'm so happy you visited my site!
Read, think, enjoy!