Politics and Love, Spirituality and Love

A Christian Reflects on Why Christians are the Very Worst Sometimes

This is one of those posts that runs the risk of alienating a lot of people. I think it may alienate some people who are not Christian and who might wonder why I am bothering to write the post at all. And I think it may alienate a lot of Christians who don’t like being… Continue reading A Christian Reflects on Why Christians are the Very Worst Sometimes

Reviews

A Review of Groove Ring: Groove is in the Heart (and the Ring)

A few months ago, before the pandemic, I realized that I needed to have my wedding ring resized. And right about the same time, I became aware of Groove Rings from Groove Life, which turned out to be a happy coincidence of events. Groove Ring is a company that makes silicone rings of all different… Continue reading A Review of Groove Ring: Groove is in the Heart (and the Ring)

Body Love and Body Kindness, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff

Five Things I’ve Learned While Letting My Hair Go Silver

About seven months ago, I decided I was going to let my hair go silver after dyeing it for ten years. You can read more about my decision here. I was afraid that the whole process would feel weird and uncomfortable, but I have honestly loved almost all of it, and it has taught me… Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned While Letting My Hair Go Silver

Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized, Wonder and Whimsy

Three Awesome Gifts I Have Given Myself in the Last Decade

I believe in the power of self-love, but I also believe that self-love is quite different from how many people think of it. People often think that self-love is going on shopping trips, getting manis and pedis, and treating one's self to chocolate and other delectable delights. And certainly these things can play a role… Continue reading Three Awesome Gifts I Have Given Myself in the Last Decade

Exercise, Exercising with a disability, Paraplegics and exercise, Play, Playful Exercise, Playfulness, Resilience, Wonder and Whimsy

Playful Lessons I Learned from My Mom: Paraplegia, Pandemics, and Play

If you have been following my blog for a while, you might remember a post I wrote about my mom that was about paraplegia and swimming. You can read that post here. My mom is a paraplegic and has been in a wheelchair for over fifty years as a result of injuries she sustained in… Continue reading Playful Lessons I Learned from My Mom: Paraplegia, Pandemics, and Play

Politics and Love

Five Reasons I Wear a Face Mask that Might Surprise You

Since the Coronavirus took over the world, there has been a lot of debate over whether people should wear face masks to help prevent the spread of the virus. Increasingly, medical experts and government officials encourage people to wear masks when they are in indoor public spaces, like grocery stores, or when they are in… Continue reading Five Reasons I Wear a Face Mask that Might Surprise You

Politics and Love

Should White People Feel Ashamed of White Privilege?

I am going to describe three different scenarios to you, and I would ask you to use your imagination to put yourself fully into each of them. Scenario #1: The Kentucky-Tennessee 10K Race.  Imagine that you are a runner and that you live in Kentucky. You have entered a 10K race in which all participants… Continue reading Should White People Feel Ashamed of White Privilege?

Wonder and Whimsy

About Two Summer Online Classes I am Teaching on Writing and Play

Are you a little bored this summer? Do you need something interesting to learn about for the next month? Would you like to improve your basic essay writing ability or your ability to have a resilient and playful approach to life? (Eutrapelia is the virtue of play). Or would you like your children or teens… Continue reading About Two Summer Online Classes I am Teaching on Writing and Play