• Silent Sunday 6.2.19

    On Twitter today, I was introduced to the concept of Silent Sunday. What is Silent Sunday? The idea is simple. A photo is posted. There is no caption. No title. No explanation. The rules for the photo are simple as well. It must be taken by you. It must be…

  • Lucid Wonderings

    I’ve been overwhelmed lately by life changes – my Navy daughter moved to the East Coast for her first duty assignment; my boyfriend and I bought a house; my work responsibilities have increased; and I have resumed teaching college courses parttime. All of these changes had my mind and my…

  • My Boyfriend Is Smarter Than Me…

    I have five degrees. Five! An Associate degree, a Bachelor’s degree with a double major, a Master of Arts degree, a Master of Science degree, and a Doctorate in Education.  I love school. And yet, even with all those fancy certificates, my boyfriend is smarter than me. He’s a welder.…

  • There’s More to Her Than Meets the Eye

    When school dress codes focus the majority of their attention on what girls should not be allowed to wear, it sends a message. A powerful message. A message that girls are the problem. Their bodies are distracting to boys. And that boys shouldn’t have to be responsible for curtailing their…

  • Countdowns Suck. Yes, I said it.

    I wanted to write earlier…I really did. So many blog posts have been ruminating in my brain the past few weeks. But I’ve had a major life event happen. And I needed time to process. And that meant taking a break from my blog. So what happened? My oldest daughter,…

  • Become a Better Human.

    My 15 year old daughter started a blog. A blog to encourage and empower teens based on her experiences and views of the world. Her second post is titled, “…like a girl.” In it, she talks about the negative impact the statement “like a girl” has on girls, and that…