June 2, 2014

Well, Sunday started off with a big helping of crazy. During the middle of the homily at Mass, an older gentleman preparing to take up the collection physically pulled me aside and told me that, as a doctor, he doesn’t like seeing my son crawl around on the floor at church. I thanked him for his concern, remembered that Jesus probably wouldn’t go nuclear in the middle of Mass, and turned the other cheek after quickly thinking a few nasty things about the doctor. I was so mad and upset that I was tempted to leave and miss communion and chatting with people in the parish I actually enjoy (and muffins), but I stayed. And I stewed a bit. I mean, there are at least seven other toddlers in various stages of crawling, scooting and walking at church every Sunday, but somehow I am the one who gets scolded by a patronizing, “well-meaning” stranger? We’re Catholic! There is a dedicated area with open pews and carpet designed expressly for parents with small children to occupy during mass. WHY DID THIS MAN FEEL THE NEED TO MANSPLAIN TO ME, AN INTELLIGENT ADULT AND PARENT, THAT HE DIDN’T LIKE TO SEE MY KID CRAWLING ON THE FLOOR. GUESS I SHOULDN’T TAKE HIM TO THE PARK, DAYCARE OR EVER LET HIM RIDE THE BUS. TO THE BUBBLE — THE DOCTOR AT CHURCH SAID SO! And seriously, he didn’t say a peep to any of the other parents, let alone take liberties with their personal space. It’s really hard to be Christlike when asshats like this force me to interact with them. 

Also, I was intending to start a Whole30 on Sunday, but I was so angry, I had to eat my feelings and went to town on a bag of tortilla chips. And then the last of the ice cream before bed. 

May 20, 2014

butterteam:

worth a fresh reblog every few months to keep it real

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May 16, 2014
Where to Gumshoe?

If you were looking for a place to settle down as a young family after ten years in San Francisco, which place would you choose?

- Ann Arbor, MI
- West Chester, PA
- Montclair, NJ
- Indianapolis, IN
- Madison, WI

March 19, 2014
Une Seule Vague from Visages, Henri Matisse (1946)
via Charlton Hall Auctions

Une Seule Vague from Visages, Henri Matisse (1946)

via Charlton Hall Auctions

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March 17, 2014

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March 17, 2014

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March 17, 2014
"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."

— Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via anya-eye)

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March 17, 2014

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March 17, 2014

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March 17, 2014