Tag Archives: Social Media

Goldfish Brains

Social media has played a large role in turning a lot of people into hermits in real life. Continue reading

Posted in Culture, facebook, Media, pop culture, Social Media, YouTube | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Books that Move

So, yeah, I got “tagged” by a friend on Facebook to list “Ten Books that Have Stayed With Me in Some Way”… Continue reading

Posted in Billy Collins, Books, Christian Wiman, Culture, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, facebook, Harry Potter, Lists, Literature, Lonesome Dove, Malala, Poets, Reading, Shel Silverstein, Social Media, Stephen King, The Fault in Our Stars, The Help, To Kill a Mockingbird | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Facebook, Neurochemistry, and the Value of Basic Human Kindness

I still remember verbal wounds that were inflicted when I was a child. These wounds hang on, yet the verbal kindnesses do not seem to hold. Why is that? Continue reading

Posted in America, facebook, Health, Kindness, Life Lessons, neurochemistry, politics, religion, science, Social Media, Success, Words | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Gush Gently

God help us all: Pinterest-y Christmases abound. Continue reading

Posted in childhood, Christmas, compassion, depression, facebook, family, Grief, holidays, loneliness, pain, photography, Pinterest, pop culture, Social Media, Storms, Stress, Twitter | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Rodalena Rants: Raising Homewreckers

All I’ll say is you were warned. Continue reading

Posted in childhood, Controversy, Education, family, Freedom, Fundamentalism, homes, Motherhood, Parenting, Privacy, Social Media, teenagers | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Successful Blogging

“Successful Blogging.” What does that mean, exactly? Continue reading

Posted in blogging, honesty, humility, Larry McMurtry, Life Lessons, Lonesome Dove, pop culture, Quotes, Simplicity, Success, Twitter, William Shakespeare, Words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments


I saw a lot of signs yesterday, but I don’t think we can fix this one with signs. Continue reading

Posted in America, Biblical interpretation, Christianity, Community, compassion, Conservatism, Controversy, Culture, current events, facebook, family, Freedom, Gay Marriage, Grace, humility, Jesus, King James Bible, Liberalism, Liberty, love, Media, politics, pop culture, Privacy, Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Schoolish Thoughts: Simulators Without Guides

Master Chief did not make him do it. Continue reading

Posted in Caravaggio, childhood, Community, Controversy, current events, movies, Newtown Connecticut Shooting, Parenting, pop culture, Schoolish Thoughts, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rodalena Rants: Facebook and God

Oh, Facebook thou art a cruel (read: often, far too honest) display of humanity’s failed attempts at humanity. How I love to hate you. Continue reading

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Schoolish Thoughts: On Vocabulary or, eh…whatev…

We need to read. We need to see words. New words. Daily. Continue reading

Posted in Books, Culture, Education, Homeschooling, hymns, Literature, metaphors, Poetry, pop culture, Reading, Schoolish Thoughts, Shakespeare, Spiritual Growth, Technology, teenagers, Twitter, Words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments