Dear Religious Family Members

I’ve been struggling for the best way to present this message to my family. I love them sincerely and don’t want to hurt them. At the same time, I don’t want to continue to strain our relationship by not recognizing the need for some healthy boundaries now that there’s a new little person I am…

Oh, Motherhood

While on my hiatus of self-discovery and weight gain, I went and got myself pregnant. While the experience has certainly been a new one, it has been kind of weird finding my way back to the land of reality. I am definitely not there yet. As the late comedian, Mitch Hedburg, suggested, if you’re lost…

Copious Coping Crocks

This will likely be a rambling post. It’s been gnawing on my brain for the past several months and is proving to be very stubborn. For years, I’ve been searching for some advice, some morsel of insight, anything a person could offer about living with PTSD. There are so many articles and yet they all…

Equal-Opportunity Stupid

Lately, I’ve fallen behind in my book reviews and such (sorry sorry sorry!) due to my contracts picking up. Some of my family members have expressed an interest in reading some of the books in my queue and offering their opinions, so why the heck not?! There’s a big family trip coming up (that I’m…

A Day to Remember.

I’m approaching the anniversary of my suicide. It’s something I think about frequently given the numerous physical reminders still with me. That day, I was totally unresponsive for a while. I was close to dead. Maybe I was “dead” briefly, but it’s not a detail I’ve endeavored to learn about that day. I’m only now…

Peenies

If you do a quick sweep of some of my previous entries, you might tell that I’m something of a feminist. I’m not scared of the word and feel no need to apologize or soften it with an explanation. Most people in a supposedly enlightened culture will have already come to the conclusion that there…

The monkeys are behind evolution.

A couple of days ago, Bill Nye and Ken Ham participated in a debate over whether Ham’s model of creation was a viable one for explaining the origin of life and evolution. It was fairly obvious to those who watched who won the debate – Ham quickly left the stage after the conclusion of the…

#SpeakAmerican

Over the weekend, some guys played football and commercials aired during the breaks. It happens every year during a ritual called “The Superbowl”. I’m still learning about it, clearly. One of the commercials aired was from the corporate giant, Coca-cola, which featured a few different people singing part of America the Beautiful in a few…

You’re a racist.

I’ve thought a bit about how feasible it might be to live in a world free of racism or various other isms. Optimists would hope that it is achievable as more people have access to better education and communication with people who are from different backgrounds. Pessimists might assume that if people stop making assumptions…

Jesus: The Modern Day Horus

Since I came down the the plague recently, I decided that I would spend my last few hours alive watching Zeitgeist. I like saying the word, but I knew approximately nothing about it beside the title and the existence of a show by the same name on Current TV. Turns out, it’s about religion and…