To all my Colorado friends: Last night I terrified some of my Southeast Texans buddies by telling them about #mountainlife. I told them how Red Mountain Pass has 1,000 foot drops and no guardrails because the county said guardrails would interfere with the snowplows. And how our next-door neighbor in Ouray, a volunteer firefighter, told … Continue reading What my childhood was like in remote Southwestern Colorado (I guess my life is kinda wild + crazy?)
Today's post is from my friend Laurie Works, who blogs at laurieworks.com. Lately, I’ve been thinking about relationships and sexuality. Who am I kidding. I’m always thinking about sex. I have been fascinated with sex and sexuality since I was 10 years old. I taught myself what sex was, with my parents confirming shortly … Continue reading Outside the Box: Sexuality, then and now
I have serious thoughts this time of year even though I didn't grow up in a tradition that celebrated Lent. I also have this bad habit of watching disturbing historical films and getting emotionally overwhelmed. A couple of years ago, I watched The Stoning of Soraya M. over winter break. My roommates had just left … Continue reading Injustice, suffering and The Stoning of Soraya M.
State pride is a thing in the United States, and every state has a term for their residents. Yes, Wikipedia actually provides a list of demonyms. Some people might consider this an unhealthy form of nationalism, but I find it mostly endearing as long as it doesn't enable some people to think they're better than others. … Continue reading I am a ColoTexan
Last week we finished the UnBoxing Project series. Some of my readers asked what life was like after we left, how we handled it. My friends and I went through a period of deprogramming, which is ongoing. We'd been told what to think, what is good and what is evil, and then we found we'd been lied … Continue reading Deprogramming: documentaries and movies about cults and Christian subculture