Is my brother a so-called “racist”or “sexist pig”?

A long, long time ago I wrote about my struggles with my little brother. Excessive cussing & mking racist, sexist and horny jokes seem to be the hallmark of male interaction. My dad swore when he was with his dude friends. My brother swears when he is with his dude friends, and sometimes, well, makes … More Is my brother a so-called “racist”or “sexist pig”?

ART IS NOT USELESS! Yet another rant from an art student

Click here for the first rant: https://udontsan.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/art-is-not-useless-rant-from-an-art-student/ Is art necessary? Of course it is. It’s not just an “interest”, a “hobby”, or “something you get into”. I am tired of people who treat art like it’s optional, like it’s secondary, an additional “limb” attached to the body of our scientific and rational reality that can be … More ART IS NOT USELESS! Yet another rant from an art student

Is wanting to homeschool my children that radical of an idea?

There are many reasons for me to reject public school. For one, systemized schooling simply doesn’t appeal to me. I’ve been there, done that, and it’s worked out pretty well so far—though I would not necessarily credit my success to my academic arrangements. For me, I define “success” as happiness, health, mindfulness, self-knowing, and self-growth. … More Is wanting to homeschool my children that radical of an idea?

The only truth

I live in my own head sometimes. I’m incessant, I’m insecure, I’m stubborn, I can’t stop questioning the things around me, and I can’t help but constantly explain myself. I want things to be perfect, though more often than not I fail. I blame, I hate, I criticize myself–but I refuse to bend. Every day, … More The only truth

Let yourself be

Being yourself is not an imperative. It consists of no agenda, no scheme, no intention, no purpose, no judgement, no labels. It is a natural state of being. You don’t be yourself out of need, nor of want; you are yourself because you simply are. You don’t think about being yourself. You don’t plan on … More Let yourself be