Traveling through Languages

The best thing I did for myself last year was push myself to learn basic Japanese. Teaching myself Japanese made me a more confident person by accomplishing something I wasn't sure was possible. Especially trying to balance taking care of the house and family and small business stuff. I wanted to quit at least a … Continue reading Traveling through Languages

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Don’t Sell Yourself Short

"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short."  ~ Abraham Maslow We're just a few days away from the new year, 2018. Lots of folks are making resolutions and goals to make it a good one, including myself. 2017 was actually a pretty awesome year for me. Not because … Continue reading Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Tidy Idleness

  If you can't make it out in the picture, my youngest daughter (5 yrs. old) wrote 'LOL' all over the bathroom mirror with toothpaste. She also made a few sparking blue smiley faces, but someone had to pee so I had to get out of the bathroom before I could take another picture. Her … Continue reading Tidy Idleness

Deliverance

she stopped going to church they called her unholy a bitter young woman who'd fallen from glory   the faith they thought broken was just being distilled of their poor misconceptions of free human will   for each year that passes she's more and more free from bad doctrines and dogmas and philosophies   she … Continue reading Deliverance

Standardized Socialization

Today's poem is inspired by my "favorite" home educating question: What about socialization? After nearly 10 years of home educating, this question never gets old. 😉 This one's dedicated my home educating homies who've found yourself at the post office, grocery store check-out line, or any other place just trying to mind your own gol … Continue reading Standardized Socialization

The World Needs Your Weirdness

Since writing the Seize the Strange Manifesto, I can't stop thinking about the importance of weirdness. My "strangest" life choices are the ones which have brought me the most struggle, stress, and self-doubt. But they've also been the ones which have brought me the most strength, satisfaction, and self-confidence. Weird changes your life. Weird changes the … Continue reading The World Needs Your Weirdness

Brother Phillipe

  Brother Phillipe is a creature of habit who happens to be a Carthusian rabbit   He lives among monks in the province Dauphine where the saints distill spirits and keep their souls clean   Phillipe's mostly silent, except once a week on the long walks when monks are permitted to speak.   Brother Phillipe … Continue reading Brother Phillipe