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Shawn Rossi
Brandon, MS
I live in Brandon, MS, with my husband, my son, three cats, and three dogs. (Three IS a magic number!)
Interests: Reading, writing, blogging, designing, creating, walking, hiking, camping, exploring, breathing, photographing, cooking, boating, kayaking, canoeing, beaching, learning, thrifting, designing, thinking, loving - all of the good -ings in life!
Recent Activity
Thank to Sleepy LaBeef for our intro and outro song. In addition to being a great song, I just looooove saying his name! (Someone needs to name a late-night burger after him, for sure.) Question of the Week: What simple thing did you learn at an embarrassingly late age? This... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Poke Salad
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It's wild. It's Southern...and it grows anywhere there's sun! Stay tuned each week for new episodes with Shawn and Kelly and the Poke Salad Podcast! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Poke Salad
Students representing the School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi will conduct a research study on March 21 and 28 visiting residences in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties. The data collected will be used for a research... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Everything And Nothing
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by Katrina Vandenberg from Atlas I’m not making this up. In Cafe Latte’s wine bar one of the lovely coeds at the next table touched John on the arm as if I wasn’t there and said, Excuse me, sir, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Everything And Nothing
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Theory of Memory by Louise Gluck Long, long ago, before I was a tormented artist, afflicted with longing yet incapable of forming durable attachments, long before this, I was a glorious ruler uniting all of a divided country—so I was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
Starting Saturday, the Hattiesburg American photographers will be hosting a photo walk once a month at various locations around Hattiesburg and the Pine Belt. You'll be able to learn from the experts and shoot some great shots along the way.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
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Courtesy of a Mississippi Arts Commission grant, the City of Waveland is creating a new mosaic on the wall in front of the City Hall complex on Coleman Avenue. The original mosaic (above), created in 1997 with the help of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
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Mississippi Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will appear in Hattiesburg on Thursday, Nov. 6, for a performance with the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Trethewey, the former U.S. poet laureate, will participate in a concert entitled "Made in America" at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
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I will use this (sometimes) daily update to collect all of the interesting things I found throughout the day. It's my own recipe, but, as always, I hope you find it tasty too! Eat your greens. They're good for you!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
I will use this (sometimes) daily update to collect all of the interesting things I found throughout the day (for work and play). It's my own recipe, but, as always, I hope you find it tasty too! (Eat your greens.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
I will use this daily update to collect all of the interesting things I found throughout the day (for work and play). It's my own recipe, but, as always, I hope you find it tasty too! If you would like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
Poke salad is a bit like moonshine. Everyone has their own definition - and their own recipe. I will use this daily update to collect all of the interesting things I found throughout the day (for work and play). It's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
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Jesmyn Ward, whose novel Salvage the Bones won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction, is scheduled to read from her works at 4 p.m. Thursday in room 215 of the Gertrude C. Ford Academic Complex at Millsaps College. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
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The Livingston Gardener, the first feature film for Jackson native and producer Missy Tanner, will begin shooting this month in Jackson and Canton. It was written and will be directed by Mississippian Rob Ryan. The psychological thriller has a budget... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
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B.B. King has replaced Maya Angelou as the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cotton Pickers of America and Sharecroppers Interpretative Center - an effort to build a monument in the Mississippi Delta to honor cotton pickers.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Everything And Nothing
Editors ask - Why did you leave the "you" out of the second-to-last sentence? Long live editors! (Sorry, sorry. I just couldn't resist such a setup! Great piece. Happy Thursday!)
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Matthew Guinn, who lives in the Jackson area, combines fact and fiction in The Resurrectionist, his Southern Gothic debut novel. (W. W. Norton & Co.; $25.95 hardcover). Based on the true story of Grandison Harris, aka the “Resurrection Man” of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
The Tougaloo Art Colony, known as “Hot Art” both for its summer sessions and profile as a hotbed for creativity, returns to the campus this weekend after a year’s absence. The colony will start with registration on Sunday and continue... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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Corresponding to the release of the book Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967 (Published by University Press of Mississippi, Jackson), the Mississippi Museum of Art will present Mississippi Hill Country Blues: Photographs by George Mitchell, an exhibition of 75 black and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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We have two big oak trees fairly close together in our yard. We have come up with all sorts of things we COULD do here...but then I saw this on Pinterest. I am in love. With my new life. After... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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Cast iron dragonfly hooks, $5 each. Hanging succulents $12 each. Green spray paint New front porch plant hangers are up! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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$2 for the leg, 50 cents for the tea cup tray Hot glue gun... $2.50 for my new birdhouse! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Everything And Nothing
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By Lord Byron There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Everything And Nothing
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by May Sarton The time has come To stop allowing the clutter To clutter my mind Like dirty snow, Shove it off and find Clear time, clear water. Time for a change, Let silence in like a cat Who has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Everything And Nothing