Safety is a Human Right

SAFETY IS A HUMAN RIGHT. It's okay if you or your child(ren) are considering home educating due of the continual rise in school violence. If you consider or decide to home educate in light of school violence, people may say that you've let fear win. Or that you're being unreasonable. But is that true? Security … Continue reading Safety is a Human Right

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The Need for Rural Revolutionaries

""We raise our most capable rural children from the beginning to expect that as soon as possible they will leave and that if they are successful they will never return. We impose upon them, an affect, a kind of homelessness.""   If they were good they wouldn't be in the country, they'd be somewhere else. … Continue reading The Need for Rural Revolutionaries

The Art of Oversharing

What's on your mind? It says in gray. The same old question every day. What's on my mind? It's quite a bit. But most folks just don't give a shit. Whats on your mind? It's how we share. Does every “like” mean someone cares? What's on my mind? It says, “Don't say.” I'm sure I'll … Continue reading The Art of Oversharing

The Trauma of Everyday Life

I didn't know it at the time, but the last time I blogged (December 30, 2017) turned out to be the last day of my mother's life. She was only 52 years old. The same age my father was when he passed away a little over two years ago. Strange, huh? They say that death … Continue reading The Trauma of Everyday Life

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

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 gol dang … Continue reading Standardized Socialization

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