Experiencing emotional extremes. Sad to leave, happy about where I'm going. Just gonna keep it riiiight here in the middle and appear to feel nothing at all.

Who's going to Tabs and Wafers Minneapolis??

Parenting, mindfulness 

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if you argue that there should be a cost for higher education, you're admitting that college should be a class gateway and that the poors shouldn't be allowed to do it

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One very bad thing about scientific papers being behind paywalls is that (competing) pseudoscience isn’t behind paywalls, so it’s easier to find misinformation online than to find facts.

If you pray...

A friend was in a car accident last night and suffered severe damage to his spine, sternum, ribs, and pelvis. His family was in a separate vehicle. He will have surgery on his spine Sunday.

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From church this morning...

Pastor: Who is to blame for the crashed airplanes?
My husband and I in unison under our breath: "capitalism."
Pastor: Who is to blame for the mass shootings?
My husband and I under our breath: "capitalism."

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flooding 

I like to live dangerously and sip coffee from my contigo mug within the first 5 hours of filling it.

I have a 3 year old. People often tell her she is cute, or comment on how pretty she is. Any advice on how to respond to them? (Currently I laugh awkwardly and change the subject, if it's not going to be a repeat encounter). And how to follow up with my kiddo?

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Question of the Day: What's a question you've always wanted to be asked?

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This elephant puppet is in the show we just opened, the occasion of which I am celebrating. Pretty happy with how she turned out!

Just opened a theater production tonight and ... the relief of not working frantically for every waking hour is immense. Now I'm relaxing with a glass of wine and I just wanted to share, I made it. It is done. Hallelujah.

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Parenting during tantrums 

Thanks, friends, for sharing stories, encouragements, and wisdom. It was the lift I needed today!

I'm a prof at a Chr. University. And it often includes supporting students at early stages of deconstruction (awesome). I have often wondered if staying in this system is wrong, a betrayal of self. It is certainly sometimes unhealthy to have to hide beliefs. But I get to do this special, professionally risky, covert work.
That is all. I've been pretty silent so far, so I thought I'd toss something out there.

Any s found strategies for curbing the perfectionism/do-more-do-better drive, while also releasing self from the guilt/constant critic nagging at you that you're not doing what you should be?
I can force myself to take a night off, for example, but it always includes the phantom "shoulds" hanging around....
Is this the invisible, endless, mental labor of wife-and-mother-hood? Is this a 1 thing? Both?

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