Mommy, what is that line on your chin? A scar.How did you get it?I fell off a scooter. Then what happened?I got up, walked about fifty yards back to the house and Grandma sat me on the kitchen counter and cleaned me up a bit. I had a huge band aid on my chin for … Continue reading normalization
I recently had a series of long chat with a dear friend from my time at Prin. These are some of my thoughts from that. By sharing this, I hope to shed light on Principia the institution, which touts the low student-teacher and student-staff ratios as a reason for attending. Please do not shame the … Continue reading Reflections on the Prin Bubble
This morning* I finally told my dental hygienist (of 11+ years) that I was raised in CS. The tone of her "oh" made it clear she'd heard of it (and not in a good way). It was a somewhat one-sided conversation (she was busy cleaning my teeth), and she asked a lot of yes/no questions … Continue reading you’re wearing pink shoes!
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. I don't remember where I first came across Nadia Bolz-Weber's work. It may have been on Twitter, where I follow a wide range of people of various faiths and backgrounds, it may have been on Facebook where I think Libby Anne of Love, … Continue reading Sinners, Saints, and an Exploration of Lutheranism
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. When Educated, A Memoir, by Tara Westover first came out, several of my former Christian Science acquaintances recommended it. I made a mental note to consider looking into it, but the story of a young woman who was home schooled in rural Idaho … Continue reading Why’d you gotta go & get Educated?
I have recently been laid up with an injury that has given me time to reflect on a previous, similar injury, and compare and contrast how they both were handled. Many years ago, back in high school, I sprained my ankle, at least, I think I sprained my ankle, it swelled to the size of … Continue reading a tale of two sprains
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. I’ve recently had the opportunity to “put my feet up and take it easy” (Doctors orders, my how far modern medicine has come, and before anyone speculates, I’m not pregnant) so I’ve been working my way through a massive stack of books (I … Continue reading Pure of Mind, Body & Spirit
I recently typed up a seven page post about how Principia failed to meet and recognize the needs to students, then I had a conversation with a close friend who asked, rather pointedly, how Principia was supposed to know anything was wrong and I'm sharing this instead. In Christian Science we are to correct our … Continue reading Everything is Fine & Other Lies Principians Tell Each Other
Last month I laid out some ambitious plans to get my life on track in 2019, some of those things are going better than others -- I'm remembering to take my multi-vitamin, but "meal planning" (even with an app) has failed. Meals are happening, but that's more because I have a well stocked pantry (and … Continue reading February – it is February right?
So it is now 2019 and everyone is resolving to do better at whatever it is they're trying to do better at, myself included. This post contains affiliate links. Maybe you'll find some of this useful. So things I am trying to do better at: 1: My Health & Food After talking with my doctor … Continue reading my Big 3 Things to work on in 2019