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

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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

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