I would like to apologize

I'm not back to regular posting yet, but I wanted to speak up. I recently had reason to go back and read some of my early posts. It has been seven years since I started to leave Christian Science, and nearly four years since I started this blog. Some of my early posts make my … Continue reading I would like to apologize

Pretending to be Furiously Happy

A few years ago I found myself sitting at the airport about to catch a flight that I didn't really want to be on, going somewhere I didn't really want to go, to undertake tasks that I'd rather have avoided. My father had passed away only a few months before, and I was flying across … Continue reading Pretending to be Furiously Happy

Why I’m doing this (reposted from The Ex-Christian Scientist)

Back in April I wrote my personal mission statement for The Ex-Christian Scientist. My work there, and having a life beyond my Ex-CS activities, are part of the reason I'm on hiatus for the summer. I thought I would share it with you here, and encourage you to visit The Ex-Christian Scientist if you have not already done so. I … Continue reading Why I’m doing this (reposted from The Ex-Christian Scientist)

the uneasy détente with the elephant: life “after” Christian Science

The other day at drop off I was chatting with some other mothers about how we spend our childfree mornings while our little ones are at school. The usual errands, cleaning, the occasional manicure or massage, sometimes a project, or various appointments. When we get back we compare notes on what we managed to accomplish, some … Continue reading the uneasy détente with the elephant: life “after” Christian Science

When Christian Scientists are talking to each other

My friend and fellow blogger, Karen the Madcap Christian Scientist recently shared a post entitled "suggestions for talking with" reminding people not to make assumptions, presumptions. She has several lists, including When Christians are talking with atheists, When atheists are talking to theists and so on, until she comes to my two favorite: When non-Christian … Continue reading When Christian Scientists are talking to each other

My Inner Quiet

A number of years ago, my father gave me a small pendent of an anchor. I wore it on a necklace, similar to the way Christians wear crosses. I never felt comfortable wearing a cross, none of them ever felt "right" and I never had a Christian Science "cross and crown" pendent, although for a … Continue reading My Inner Quiet

What I’ve been Reading: Measles, the Dead & Healthcare Access

Measles Outbreak in a Highly Vaccinated Population, San Diego, 2008: Role of the Intentionally Undervaccinated via Refutations to Anti-Vaccine Memes Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC. via the Daily Beast Anti-vaccine activists contributing to measles outbreaks around the U.S. via Raw Story Insurance for All: Germans Can't Fathom US Aversion to Obama's … Continue reading What I’ve been Reading: Measles, the Dead & Healthcare Access