Feminism and Love, Philosophy and Love, Relationships and Love

The Greatest Gift My Dad Gave Me

I have been wanting to write this post for a long time, and having just celebrated Father’s Day on Sunday, I realized that now is the time. I want to write about the greatest gift my dad has given me. To tell you about this, I need to tell you a little bit about my… Continue reading The Greatest Gift My Dad Gave Me

Logic with Love, Philosophy and Love

On Mad Scientists, Identity, and the Ship of Theseus: A Philosophy Game with My Nephew

Over Thanksgiving, I got to spend some time with my nephews, and I ended up having a philosophy conversation with my preteen nephew, J. I used to be a middle and high school teacher and have always loved preteens and teenagers. I find that when they become interested in a topic, they often have a… Continue reading On Mad Scientists, Identity, and the Ship of Theseus: A Philosophy Game with My Nephew

Politics and Love

Rene Girard, Donald Trump, and How I Got My Advent Groove Back

I have a confession: In the past, I haven’t liked the season of Advent very much. This is a bummer because I am Christian, and I feel like I should like Advent. I mean, Advent is the time of the year when we anticipate the birth of the Christ Child—the Christ who takes away the… Continue reading Rene Girard, Donald Trump, and How I Got My Advent Groove Back

Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Respecting Ourselves: Treating Ourselves as People and Not Objects

Respecting ourselves is one of the best gifts we can give our mind and heart. This post explores how we can do that. First, a Story . . . When I was younger, I knew a girl who seemed to be a really sweet and friendly person. However, I soon discovered that the only time… Continue reading Respecting Ourselves: Treating Ourselves as People and Not Objects

Politics and Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Loving Ourselves: The Place We Must Start

This post is about loving ourselves, and why it is the place we must start. A Brief Story about Me For most of my life I have been motivated by the question, "How can I be better?" While I may have had some good motivation behind this question at times, in general I think it… Continue reading Loving Ourselves: The Place We Must Start