June 10, 2016
The following is a post written by monthly contributor Alexa.  



It’s hard to live in the present when your future seems so uncertain, and it’s also hard to live in the present when your future seems an endless routine. Let’s be honest, it’s hard to live in the present no matter what state of life you may be in.  

June 5, 2016


There’s been a lot of hype about an ape lately – Gary or Terrence, no Harambe the Gorilla.  Last week the agitated400+ pound male gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo got hold of a toddler who had breeched all the safeties and fallen into the gorilla enclosure – dragging the little one through a channel of water by his limbs.  It’s an extraordinarily frightening video, watching the ape pausing, dragging, pausing, and in between the screaming fits of the little boy his mother can be clearly heard saying from the gallery “Mama’s here baby, mama’s here!”  The zoo shot the animal to save the life of the toddler, realizing very quickly that doing anything but would likely have resulted in the death of the child.  And many like me watching the spectacle online, sensing the extreme danger and unpredictability of the situation, audibly sighed in relief. 

May 28, 2016


We’ve had company staying for the last couple of days and when this happens, I sometimes feel guilty since I can’t get anything done around the house.  Laundry piles up, the carpets and floors don’t get swept or vacuumed, and the sticky stuff in the fridge doesn’t get cleaned out.  When people are visiting we ignore our chores, we relax, we eat, tour local sights, imbibe a little and reconnect. And it reminded me, this time around, about the importance of leisure and rest.  

May 21, 2016


One of the students sent me an article the other day and while I nearly poked my eyes out with the vulgarity of the writing, the article itself contained some valuable insights.  The article was entitled “The Case Against Female Self Esteem” and due to the excessive crudeness not only within the article, but in the combox as well, I am not going to post a link (you keeners can probably easily find it), but I’ll give you the rundown.  In a nutshell the author listed reasons why strong and confident women are repellant and unattractive.  Women should be insecure – down with all this self-esteem-building stuff – because insecurity is integral to femininity, it leads to vulnerability and vulnerability is paramount within relationships.  So ladies, tell your feminist ideals to shove off, you know that all this independence and confidence is not for you.  He concludes with this quote: “There’s no such thing as a strong, independent woman, only shrews pleading for taming.”  Lets just say this dude is a pot-stirrer, but rather than feel anger at his blatant and unflinching stupidity, I was rather intrigued and pondered his arguments for several days. 

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