Blog (and links!)


My mostly unkempt blog is at

Here are three of the most recent snippets. Click links for pictures and full posts.

Here is a fresh attempt at something more useful than links to some old ramblings.

For some time now I’ve considered my ‘career’ something along the lines of:

“Learn how to be a good person and live a healthy life.”

To my continual surprise, this is an ongoing and difficult battle! I find myself thinking I’m doing something ‘right’ and then find that I’ve hurt someone’s feelings, or I think about something I take for granted and start to wonder if maybe that thing is a bad thing... something society accepts but that I would rather reject after all.

So, this process is a bit confusing and interesting to say the least!

I don’t think I’m finding the ‘correct’ path (I really think we all have our own path to follow and figure out), but I’m working hard on the concept and how it plays out for me. I thought maybe if I tried to compile some of my discoveries here, they would perhaps be useful to someone else out there.

So! To that end, here are some internet-ing links to stuff I think is useful (and below that are links to my old blog still below in case you wanted to peek).

General Overviews, places to go

Brainpickings Weekly

Maria Popova reviews books new and old and offers insights into living.

Tao Te Ching

The biggest help lately on my quest is listening to the audio book transliteration of the Tao Te Ching. It’s read aloud by Ursula K. Le Guin (and she also did the transliteration). I love it because it’s pretty gender neutral and just vague enough to give me endless food for thought. The hardcover has 2 CD’s in it. I keep them in the car and listen to them on repeat.

Specific Articles I have enjoyed

Disciple and Praise

Mother Jones

Article on compassion, children and discipline

American Educator PDF

Deconstructing praise and how it can harm all of us


Disciplining children and the greater ramifications

Topics of Race


White fragility, an article about why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racial tension.

Follow up with the actual PDF paper it discusses

Two articles by the Son of Baldwin (Robert Jones Jr)

Super girls and race

Humanity not Included