Seeing Ourselves in Wonder Woman Movie
culture, faith

Seeing Ourselves in the New Wonder Woman Movie

Wonder Woman is not my thing. She never has been. Not the comic books. Not the old television show. And certainly not the old cartoon. When my high school history teacher teased the girls for apparent daydreaming, he accused us of flying around in our invisible jets and that is about the closest connection I ever had to the Amazon…

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church in iceland
Sunday Reflections

Christian by default

“Go ye therefore into all the nations . . . ” including Iceland! I may have only liked this so much because it’s Iceland. Who can’t love a people living in a frozen wasteland on the side of a volcano? The landscape is beautiful and they give each other books for Christmas. What’s not to love? My two take aways…

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talk to kids about terrorism
faith

How Do We Talk to Our Kids About Terrorism?

Monday night, Salman Abedi detonated a bomb near the foyer of the Manchester Arena just as concert goers began filing out. 22 dead. 59 injured, many with life threatening injuries. The youngest was just eight years old. It was the worst act of terrorism in Britain since the 2005 London bombings which killed 56. And media broadcasts the nightmare right…

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homeschool high school
homeschooling

Choosing Curriculum to Homeschool High School

Next semester, my son enters high school. Homeschooling high school is a whole different level of commitment. There’s more work and more pressure. The count down to college and career has begun. And although I’ve done it once before, it’s still a little scary . . . and a little exciting.   He’s feeling it, too. “Mom, is this going…

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tearing down confederate monuments
culture, Politics

Dismantling History. Should We Destroy Confederate Monuments?

With faces masked, company logos covered and under the protection of police snipers, New Orleans has begun to tear down the confederate monuments of its past. The first to go? The Battle of Liberty Statue, commemorating an insurrection of white citizens angered by the mixed race Reconstructionists. Back in September, we walked down Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. My son…

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