I have always been a proud supporter of public education. I started my teaching career in 1997 and I passionately believed that if we all continued to work together, we could make the world better for our children and teach them tolerance and acceptance. I believed that the best and most innovative learning environment was […]
This Open Thread is Manamana
Kittens, it has come to my attention that we need to vote on a very important issue that will define most of our interactions here at Persephone.
Once upon a time I was a photographer. Semi-professional.
I’m Having a Fancy Wedding, Dammit
Since I went and got myself engaged, I’m finding that all anyone these days wants to talk about is how to have a low-budget, recession-friendly wedding. Dresses made of repurposed newspaper and such.
I Really Love Food
There is one comment that I absolutely hate hearing after I tell someone that I do not eat meat. Just the one, and, to be fair, 99.9% of people never say it. And the 0.1% would be jerks in any situation, so please understand that what I’m talking about is silly comments made by jerks, […]
Why Kombucha and Candida Don’t Mix
This post is dedicated to everyone who has battled Candida and who wants to do everything possible to avoid making things worse. Although Candida in small quantities is a beneficial yeast our body requires for balance, the high sugar content of the Standard American Diet (SAD) often feeds Candida so that it grows like crazy […]
What Does a Diabetic Look Like?
“Wow … you don’t LOOK like a diabetic!” I hear that comment frequently and always have to stop and wonder, “What the heck does a diabetic look like?” I know the statement is intended to be a compliment, and it’s one I appreciate, but I confess the comment offends me. There, I said it. Being told I don’t “look like a […]
For as long as I can remember, sports have been a part of my life. Whether I have been watching them, participating in them, or just arguing with my friends about them, sports are something I consider a constant source of comfort and entertainment. With that being said, I find the ways in which many
Acne. Blackheads. Scarring. Dark spots. Oily T-Zone. After years of shame, I had to finally admit it: I had bad skin.
Art orÂ Not?
While traveling the web I often stumble upon arguments debating whether some object or media is art or not. Most of the time the arguments appear over a commercialized product be it a novel, music or video games. I’m sure everybody heard or said at least once: “They just do it for money” and sometimes something stops […]