One day, sometime unknown, you might look back at crap you used to write and wonder, "What the hell?" When that day comes, you set your entire blog to 'admin only viewing', and debate whether or not to just delete the whole damn thing. Maybe you decide not to delete, for right now, because sometimes … Continue reading Crap I used to say.
A particular topic has come across my path several times in the last week, not because of some article or meme gone viral but from people I know in several different countries and locations who have shared their point of view. Topic: limiting screen time for kids. I get it, I do. To the parents … Continue reading Screen time, parenting, depression…and parent shaming.
It's Mother's Day in the USA. Mercifully, I didn't realise this (since I'm in the UK these days) because it was about 4.30 pm by the time an American friend congratulated me, and 5.30 pm by the time any other stuff started to appear on my Facebook news feed. I dislike Mother's Day. I … Continue reading Mother’s Day. Shh.
I want to challenge a classic modern rationale: "No uterus, no opinion". In other words, you have no personal experience in this exact realm, therefore your opinion is invalid. You can find this type of interaction all over the place. We just tend to not notice the bullshit argument until we're on the receiving end. … Continue reading “No uterus, no opinion”
I just endured a panic attack out of nowhere in the middle of a family dinner after a half day of work. I'm making myself write this. Why? Why force it? Because I've started 26 blog posts in the better part of the last year. 26. Unpublished. Unfinished. I start writing, and then I start … Continue reading Sit.
Real men drink beer. Or whiskey. Real men know how to ride. Real men play rugby. Real men go fishing with the guys. Real men hold the door open. Real men pull out the chair for mama. Real men know how to treat a lady right. Real men give an example to their sons. Real … Continue reading Real men.
This is told in my own words, material taken from Genesis 1-3. I have not translated directly from the original language; I have translated very loosely from English, trying to adhere to the essential facts while making the story easier to read for my purposes. John 1:1-5 "In the beginning [before all time] was the … Continue reading Once upon a time, there was a garden.