Archive for September 2013

What is it like to have a whole family?

What is it like to have a whole family?
What is it like to have a whole family? One where you talk with your siblings, whether or not they and you remain on the same political spectrum? One where the parents love unconditionally, even if they think you (or you think they) are full of shit? Maybe it’s hormones. Maybe it’s Maybeline. Maybe it’s... Read more »

The flip-side of modesty

The flip-side of modesty
Relax. This isn’t a post about Mrs. Hall.  It’s about the culture of modesty itself. Namely, modesty associated with homeschooling and (evangelical) Christianity. I blame this post by Tim on Wine and Marble for sparking this retrospection about my own homeschool and modesty experience. I got off easy. My parents never really advertised or promoted... Read more »

Cats are assholes

Cats are assholes
My cats are assholes. They care more about food than about me. Let me back up and explain. I was sawing wood yesterday out on my balcony. All my straight-edge cuts (horizontal and vertical) went smoothly, and I decided I would try to make right angle triangles as shelf brackets for this one project. Diagonal... Read more »
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I have no opinions about "FYI (if you're a teenage girl)" Should I?

I have no opinions about "FYI (if you're a teenage girl)" Should I?
Encouraging modesty vs slut-shaming. I see both sides’ points. In other words, I have no opinions. And I’m not sure if I should have one or not. Facebook was having one of those mini-meltdowns yesterday about the blog post “FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)” that some mom wrote. She normally has an audience of... Read more »