Growing Up Jeub · Homeschooling · Justice and Advocacy

Children Do Not Belong to You

Content warning: this piece discusses child abuse and neglect.  “Children, you are about to be told one more time that you are America’s most valuable natural resource. Have you seen what they do to valuable natural resources?! Have you seen a strip mine? Have you seen a clear cut in the forest? Have you seen… Continue reading Children Do Not Belong to You

Justice and Advocacy · Personal reflections · Religion and Spirituality · Science and Philosophy

Revealing Poverty: The Legacy of Barbara Ehrenreich

One of my favorite authors passed away two days ago. Her name was Barbara Ehrenreich, and I continue to draw inspiration from her. She wrote with cutting passion about injustice and inequality. She also carried a severe skepticism toward every assumption, resulting in honest revelations about even the most difficult subjects. In over twenty books,… Continue reading Revealing Poverty: The Legacy of Barbara Ehrenreich

Justice and Advocacy

Radical Thoughts About the Anti-Work Movement

Over the past several months, an online community has come together in the name of “Anti-Work.” There are several tenets that can be gathered from the unrest and frustration expressed in the thousands of posts across various social media platforms like Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter. On reddit, the tagline is “Unemployment for all, not just… Continue reading Radical Thoughts About the Anti-Work Movement

Growing Up Jeub · Justice and Advocacy · Personal reflections · Psychology and mental illness · Recovery

Close Clarity

I entered adulthood wholly uneducated and unprepared for life. I was homeschooled until I was 19. When I tried attending a local university while living with my parents, I had no time to study. I also had no respect for academia. In my mind, my own ignorant Christian beliefs were superior to whatever I might… Continue reading Close Clarity

Growing Up Jeub · Justice and Advocacy · Recovery

Heartlessness and Hate, Part 2

In Christian homeschool speech and debate, we were told that we were learning logic and critical thinking. What we learned was a kind of feigned intellectualism, one that behaves under the pretense that the most reasonable reaction to anything is no reaction at all. Almost without fail, the winning competitors were charismatic and attractive, smooth… Continue reading Heartlessness and Hate, Part 2