This post was last updated 5/23/2023. Because my partner and I are moving soon, I have a lot of paintings to pack up. Another option, however, is I can mail them out…if anyone is interested in buying them. Here are some details. All paintings are in acrylic. I am open to offers, and will negotiate… Continue reading My Paintings Are Available for Sale!
Content warning: This post discusses childhood trauma, death, and the Holocaust.“I’ve been born for some timeAnd I’ve got death on my mind…All we ever had is hungerAll we never get is powerWould you ever feed each other?” -Aurora, Hunger In a recent email, one of my readers told me that it seems things are not… Continue reading Endings Are Rarely Happy
I very much do not want to do any of the things required of me right now. I want to just sit in my feelings, and those feelings are full of grief. It’s both heart-wrenching despair and late-morning grumpiness. It’s wanting comfort, even though no amount of comfort comes close to reaching these depths. My… Continue reading URGENT: We Have to Move Because of Toxic Mold
My partner and I eat all our meals in bed. We’ve never made space for a dining room because it’s simply impractical for us. There’s a common misconception that disabled people sit around and do nothing to contribute to society. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are everywhere, creating in spite of barriers… Continue reading Chronic Illness is Exhausting Work
I haven’t written here on the blog all month because I’ve been dealing with a medical emergency with my partner, Ryann. It has taken almost the entire month to figure it out, and we are still waiting on final test results. Here is a more detailed update. Ever since he got Covid-19 in March 2020,… Continue reading Ryann’s Hospitalization and Diagnosis
CW: This article discusses abuse including sexual abuse, and violence against oppressed groups. There is no graphic detail. “The righteous rise with burning eyesOf hatred and ill willMadmen fed on fear and liesTo beat and burn and killThey say there are strangers who threaten usOur immigrants and infidelsThey say there is strangeness too dangerousIn our… Continue reading Are Jinger Duggar Vuolo and Megan Phelps-Roper Free from Fear and Hate?
In my previous post, I pointed out that homeschool parents are in danger of being subject to the Dunning-Kruger Effect. This follow-up piece is vital because it highlights a far more sinister fact: Conservative Christian homeschool parents have an agenda, and that is to create as many people as possible who believe what they do.… Continue reading When Conservative Christian Homeschool Parents Isolate their Kids, the Result is Ignorance and Bigotry
I was homeschooled from Kindergarten through 12th grade. As someone who was homeschooled, I am limited to my own experience and perceptions. When I started high school through my community college last year, I was not even aware of what subjects I would need to study. However, my parents and other homeschool parents often told… Continue reading Homeschooling and the Dunning-Kruger Effect
Content warning: brief mention of suicidal ideation Early on in my life, I memorized the following order of value with the acronym “JOY”: Jesus first, Others second, and Yourself last. This way of thinking led to many years of never thinking about myself at all. This is because Jesus was so demanding and there were… Continue reading Learning About Independence, Interdependence, and Codependence
This blog is about myself, but it’s also about the things I care about. Everything matters to me. That doesn’t mean I know everything, though. Far from it. In writing about my own struggles, I aim to include struggles of all kinds. I can’t write about experiences that aren’t my own. My story is my… Continue reading What is this blog about?