Today is the 85th of March, or possibly 86th or 87th by the time this gets posted. There is a global pandemic. I tried to start a "COVID19 journal" about what life has been like during this, but it was depressing. The trips that were canceled, the events that didn't take place, the endless March, … Continue reading The Endless March
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Around this time of year I usually have a post that talks about darkness and light and Dragons and maybe we'd all be better off if we just sat down and ate tacos, because everyone knows dragons love tacos. I don't have it in me this year. Darkness and light, inner reflection, meh. I couldn't … Continue reading they’ll be back, they always come back
Intellectually, I know otc medications, physical therapy exercises, heat pads, yoga, exercise, a good diet, and drinking enough water can be a solutions for many problems. Practically, it is 8:30 on a Monday night*, nearly 12 hours since I last took any ibuprofen, I'm pretty sure I haven't had enough water today (unless you count … Continue reading ignore the situation
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. https://www.amazon.com/Suggestible-You-Curious-Science-Transform/dp/1426217897/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=suggestible+you&qid=1561589197&s=gateway&sr=8-1#reader_1426217897 I first read about Suggestible You by Erik Vance in an article shared on Facebook. Vance is both a fellow former Christian Scientist, and Principia College graduate, and I was admittedly curious about his research into the curious science of your brain's … Continue reading Stand Porter at the Door of Thought: Suggestible You
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. One Simple Idea, How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life I recently read One Simple Idea, How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life, by Mitch Horowitz, which charts the history of the positive thinking movement from Quimby and Eddy, to modern day prosperity-gospel televangelists. I'm … Continue reading “Simple” Ideas
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?