I’ll Never Win a Spelling Bee

A few years back there were two events that brought the world of Spelling Bees to the forefront of my mind.  One year, the winner of the National Spelling Bee wanted to visit the Mall of America and the movie “Akeelah and the Bee” was released.  Suddenly, people everywhere were touting their spelling abilities.  I remained silent.  (And I’m rarely silent on any subject.)  But it is a subject on which I rarely speak – my inability to take part in any spelling bees since leaving the third grade.  You see,  I am a horrid speller.  Sigh. Continue reading