More Like a Dance, Less Like a War

Let it be known…I am gardening like a champ right now. The raised beds, the fruit and berry cane forest, the new sheet mulch around the drip line of the yurt. PLUS all the spring projects mostly on schedule…chicken tractor, goat barn, Internet installation, and all the while, homemade bread fresh out of the wood-fired oven.

Put a superhero cape on me, y’all. I am killing it. … As long as you don’t ask me about my writing deadlines.

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Born Beautiful (at the Recovery Room)

Okay, so, hi, new followers…I’m an eating disorder person. I don’t usually prefer the phrase eating disorder survivor…basically because I’m already the most dramatic person I know. “Survivor” is a word that puts an edge where there already is an edge.

But I definitely did risk not surviving.

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Why We’re Going Back To Homeschooling Our Kids

Well, first of all, because it’s May. Everybody thinks about quitting school forever when it’s May. And that includes the teachers. I know this for sure, because I was just writing this post in my car when a local teacher friend of mine rapped on my window to say hello. He’s doing a little work on his off grid property near us. Which is, you know, awesome. Except it’s a school day.

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When God Wants You To Be The One You Are, And Not The One You’re Not

This morning I came to the realization that my YouTube channel has more subscribers than my blog. This is my off grid/homesteading YouTube channel that I’m talking about, that I started kind of on a whim about ten months ago. At first I just gave it a few hours here and there on weekends, because it was fun. Now it has more traction than this blog I’ve worked on daily for nearly three years.

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Some Things You Might Want to Know About My Book

I have already written at least one long squishy post about my writing journey into having my first book deal. How amazing it all is, and how long it took to find an agent, and how miraculous it feels that things have finally fallen into place…etc, etc, etc.

Isn’t it just like me to not tell you what it’s actually about?

[Ahem.]

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The Cops On Inside Streets

I haven’t written about race or racial reconciliation here in months. For months I’ve let it simmer, let even my RT’s on Twitter sift down to a trickle. I had said everything I knew to say, and my hands had come up empty. I gave my prayers to God.

We have a long road ahead of us, America. There is no argument, no genius social policy — no, not even a heartfelt prayer for grace — that can magic away the work of centuries.

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