Letter To My Daughter About Critical Thinking

Letter To My Daughter About Critical Thinking

You heard that antiperspirant causes breast cancer? Oh wow. Great. I thought I had until you were on Facebook before we’d have to have ‘The Talk’. You know, the one about learning to fact-check information as told by friends, family, sometimes even teachers, and dig out the truth instead. Continue reading

This Can Only Go Well: LGBTQ Edition

This Can Only Go Well: LGBTQ Edition

I had this pretty much finished when I handed it to my teenage daughter to proofread and to ask her permission to include an anecdote about her… then I had to tweak it. A lot.

It’s not that she didn’t give me permission, it’s that she gave me valuable insight. Continue reading

This Can Only Go Well: Christianity and Abortion Edition (please don’t yell at me)

This Can Only Go Well: Christianity and Abortion Edition (please don’t yell at me)

I say this all with grace and love and a deep appreciation that we are all people, every one of us worthwhile and deserving of the same rights, with the same responsibility to be decent, respectable people to each other.

In case that’s not clear enough, it is code for, ‘I expect you to act like an adult’.

My background is evangelical Christian; I know how much we Christians like stories. Parables. Anecdotes and narratives to give us a compass of what Continue reading

What Needs To Be Said

What Needs To Be Said

So funny story, true story: I applied for the job as my church’s secretary. Stop laughing, that’s not supposed to be the funny part. Okay, it kind of is.

It has been a bit tricky to pay our bills lately so the position opening seemed like manna from heaven, so to speak. And I perfectly qualify in every way to be the church office assistant EXCEPT Continue reading

This Can Only Go Well: Alternative Medicine EditionĀ 

I’ve been pondering this post for a very long time.

I kind of touched on it in my previous post, but let’s just open the ol’ can of worms right up now. And since I really need you to hear me on this I’ll do my level best to be Continue reading