All posts by Tracy Connors

About Tracy Connors

Tracy D. Connors graduated from Jacksonville University (AA), University of Florida (BA), the University of Rhode Island (MA), and Capella University (Ph.D. with Distinction, human services management, 2013). Ph.D. (Honorary), Leadership Excellence, Jacksonville University, December, 2013. Designated a "Distinguished Dolphin" by Jacksonville University, Feb. 2, 2010.

Rag Curls and Broomsticks

Portraits of well-dressed women in the late 1800s often show them in hairstyles that highlighted beautiful spiral curls, ringlets in a variety of arrangements. Because they were so popular during that period, they are often called Victorian Rag Curls.  The name also reflected how the curls were created. The most popular way of creating these … Continue reading Rag Curls and Broomsticks

Jenny the Work from Home Housekeeper

“Slowing the spread,” through on-going covid quarantines and social distancing are leading to “insteads,” at least to author Faith Raymond Connors–many up close and personal, hands-on activities and relationships have changed.  In this first “Instead,” FRC shares a hyperbolic letter from “Jenny,” the now some-time, maybe cleaning lady. Due to the Stay at Home rule, … Continue reading Jenny the Work from Home Housekeeper

CAPT Tracy D. Connors, USN (Ret)

Major Mumbling: An English Epiphany

I value the local Publix for many reasons – from fried chicken to fresh baguettes. However, it would not be my first choice as the place for an epiphany.  But that’s what happened. Living in a college town, not far from The Swamp, the grocery checkers and baggers will almost always be college students. And … Continue reading Major Mumbling: An English Epiphany

My First (deliberate) Sin…

Estelle Stephens was my first grade teacher. The First Grade Classrooms were on the first floor to the right of the main entrance to North Shore Elementary School— PS #70 — in Jacksonville, Florida. Our classroom was right across from The Office–the Principal’s Office, at the time, Mr. E. L. Loundsbury, an older (with silver … Continue reading My First (deliberate) Sin…

Holiday Coupons and e-Gift Cards

Christmas Coupons (25% off) and e-Gift Cards offer welcome digital stocking stuffer options It’s a Fact: Calling birds, French horns, and turtle doves are hard to fit in digital stockings. The daze of Christmas shopping are nearly down to calling birds, French horns, and turtle doves. (Cue the Pipers) Fortunately, BelleAire Press has four new … Continue reading Holiday Coupons and e-Gift Cards