2010: Looking Back So I Can Look Forward

December 29, 2010 10 Comments

Looking back is not something I typically do. There’s nothing a person can do to change what’s been done, and spending time dwelling on it is pretty much a waste of time. This year, however, I think it is important for me to look back at the past twelve months so that I can recognize …

Homebound Technology Potential

November 15, 2010 5 Comments

This past week has been quite a roller coaster of emotion. Daughter #3 (Cowgirl) managed to acquire a broken leg in the first 7th grade basketball game of her season/career last Monday night. Things looked pretty nasty at first, then seemed to be a bit better, then as of Friday when we finally got in …

Books that Changed My Life — BrainGym and Bal-A-Vis-X

October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Disclaimer: Clicking some of these links will take you to Amazon. If you buy something through the link, I get a small kickback. However, I’m not exaggerating on the “changed my life” part. Just sayin’….. My life has most certainly been quite a journey thus far. There haven’t been many exotic places or encounters with …

Identifying NOTs to Find My AMs

October 28, 2010 0 Comments

Life takes us on some interesting journeys. Doors open and close. People walk in and walk out. Opportunities sprawl in front of us awaiting our decision to reach out and pluck it’s juicy fruit. Yet sometimes what seems like an opportunity is actually a glimpse at what may not be part of our dream. I …

Hair-Trigger Paranoia Switch

September 17, 2010 8 Comments

Yesterday was highly productive. I accomplished nothing other than taking a nice long trip down the road to paranoia. In other words, I wasted my whole day worrying about something that wasn’t even a problem, and in the process, probably created a few that didn’t previously exist. So how can I say it was highly …

Myths About Public Education

September 16, 2010 2 Comments

For 18 years, I juggled being a mom to four amazing girls with being employed in public education. In a large school district, that might not be such a big deal. In a small school district, it can be simultaneously rewarding and exceedingly frustrating. During that time, I rode that uncomfortable picket-topped fence almost daily. …

10 Reasons I Miss Living in the Country

September 12, 2010 5 Comments

For all it’s downsides, growing up in the country had some strong advantages. Many of them I am only now beginning to fully appreciate… ….Mostly because it is now my children I’d like to isolate in the lonely barrenness that is the middle of nowhere. When I was growing up, it was sheer torture being …

Parental Suprises

June 29, 2010 9 Comments

Just about the time I think I have probably managed to completely alienate the people I love with my challenges to organized and traditional religion, someone comes along to affirm my writing in some small way. Someone I least expect. Someone like…. My mom. Saturday was garage sale day at our house. Stuff everywhere. Clothes. …

Portrait of a Cult

June 23, 2010 17 Comments

Say the word cult around here, and immediately thoughts of Jim Jones, David Keresh, and Charles Manson come to mind. Dictionary.com defines cult as 1. a particular system of religious worship, esp. with reference to its rites and ceremonies. 2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, esp. as manifested by …

Born Again: A Journey From Daughter of the Kingdom to Sacred Feminine Goddess, Part 2

May 15, 2010 4 Comments

Read Part 1 here. Someone once said that every single person is doing the very best they can do in any given moment. That goes for the President of the United States all the way down to the kid who just robbed a bank. It’s a rather sobering way to look at life, especially the …