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 gol dang … Continue reading Standardized Socialization

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The World Needs Your Weirdness

Since writing my 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 … 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

The Curious Clinging Calico

"And it was during this moment of witnessing such a strange and splendid display of tenacious curiosity I realized how very much I'd like my life to be a strange and splendid display of tenacious curiosity, too."                                      … Continue reading The Curious Clinging Calico

Rice Cookers & Reality

I can't imagine living without my rice cooker. The rice comes out perfect every single time. It's pretty much kitchen wizardry to me. The crazy part is whether you make rice in a rice cooker or on the stove-top, the prep work is the same. Measure the rice, rinse the rinse, then measure and add … Continue reading Rice Cookers & Reality

The Litter Boxes of Life

We adopted an mildly ferocious calico kitten about two months ago which my children named, Clover. Every day the kids take turns going down into the basement, almost cheerfully, and scoop out Clover's litter box, because that was the deal if they wanted this kitten to be a part of our family. But it doesn't … Continue reading The Litter Boxes of Life