I have work to do

I'm going to jump right in and admit I need to examine my old, learned, and hidden biases. It is my responsibility to check myself for my stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. I need to listen when I am called out for them. I need to learn more than what I was taught in school. I … Continue reading I have work to do


quick links!

A few quick links Principia is in the news again, for all the wrong reasons  A member of the ExCS Facebook community was interviewed for a podcast (#277 Religious Abuse) (more about the FB community and the related FB page) Really fabulous take on the Myth of Safe Spaces... Divine Love is everywhere. How can you escape omnipresence? 


The following guest post is a first hand account of the 1985 measles outbreak at Principia College.  PROLOGUE I look back at my days during the 1980’s at Principia college with a lot of mixed feelings. Though initially the place captivated me by the nature of the area and the intelligence of the teachers, the college … Continue reading PATIENT #5

Resources: Religious Exemptions & Christian Science

For a more comprehensive overview of damage caused Christian Science treatment and religious exemptions, please see  Children's Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD), which has a list of situations where Christian Science (among others) has fought for religious exemptions, often with fatal consequences. http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=171 http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=200 More from CHILD on Religious Exemptions From Parental Duties Of Care Christian Science is quite … Continue reading Resources: Religious Exemptions & Christian Science

What I’ve been reading: Faith Healing & Court Scrutiny

A Judge Makes Critical Decisions In 'Children Act' via NPR (http://www.npr.org/2014/09/06/346299231/a-judge-makes-critical-decisions-in-children-act) Faith-healing comes under court scrutiny via The Freethinker (http://freethinker.co.uk/2014/09/05/faith-healing-comes-under-court-scrutiny/) Tenn. Supreme Court Hears Faith Healing Case via ABCNews (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/tennessee-supreme-court-hear-faith-healing-case-25247427) CHILD's Press Release on the Tennessee Case (http://childrenshealthcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/TNpressrelease2.pdf) CHILD's Crank amicus brief / Tennessee Case

What I’ve been reading: Hazing

Police investigate hazing allegations at Principia school via St. Louis Post-Dispatch (www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/police-investigate-hazing-allegations-at-principia-school/article_42dbd76a-db1a-5aa2-9dd8-13515708fece.html)

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it." ~ Robin Williams Strange and beautiful via the Bloggess Depression lies via Wil Wheaton suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ image via Honest Toddler on Facebook