Parenting · Pontifications · Rants

Bittersweet Truths: A Guide to Discussing Woo When it Counts

Disclaimer: I am not expert in anything. I am simply trying to keep friends and family and people safe from the dangers of bullshit. In a world that often lacks the ambition for scrutiny and rails against scientific fact for more comfortable fiction, it is skepticism and knowledge that can lead people towards truths that keep… Continue reading Bittersweet Truths: A Guide to Discussing Woo When it Counts

Parenting · Pontifications

Gut Gremlins and Getting Older

I turn thirty this month. I haven’t been posting regularly because I’ve felt like a freshly molded dog turd thanks to a [potential] stomach ulcer. Yippy! Anyway, thirty isn’t a big deal for me — at last I’m not throwing a shindig. I’m going to make cake pops and see how many I can eat while… Continue reading Gut Gremlins and Getting Older

Pontifications · Rants · Rural Life · Storytelling

A Rabies and Distemper Reminder

DISCLAIMER: RABIES RESULTS IN  HUMAN DEATH IF LEFT UNTREATED! And pets must be VACCINATED for Distemper and Rabies to be protected! But that protection isn’t 100% effective so it is NOT okay to expose even a vaccinated pet to wildlife that may carry these diseases. Exposure WITHOUT prior vaccination means CERTAIN DEATH for housepets!!! You read that? There is… Continue reading A Rabies and Distemper Reminder

Atheism · Bird Brain · Parenting · Pontifications · Rants

Thoughts on Spanking

Spanking comes out of the cultural idea that children are property, not people, and should submit by use of physical force. To people that adhere to that ideology, subtracting spanking from a litany of other discipline tactics means all authority is gone, that all your adult power is rendered useless, that all the logic and… Continue reading Thoughts on Spanking