There’s a difference between wisdom and arrogance. There’s a difference between persuading and Machiavellian. There’s a difference between astute and reckless. There’s a big difference between a baboon and being human. Let’s not lose these distinctions gentlemen. “Refined and civilized” has a much brighter future than brutish and uncouth. Is this really so hard to understand? Men, must we step-up (again) to teach and defend human decency?
The men’s fashion company, Bonobostakes one of the earliest steps in this 1:30 promo for a gender-responsible organization to reverberate a more accepting, broader, and diverse representation of what it means to evolve masculinity. What are your thoughts ladies and gentlemen?
Live Well — Love Much — Laugh Often — Learn Always
We Are Outta Here, and We’re Not Waitin On Anyone!
You may not guess who is ready to pop a wheelie off of campus. Better yet, according to most of our staff, it’s probably everyone that is ready to get the bus ‘outta here! Four more days until that day: School’s Out For Summer! Then it’s some serious R&R before all the exams and professional development hours have to be done by July. Grrrrrr.
Nonetheless, I do hope to post some over the next two and half months. I emphasize HOPE however. My summer is not exactly empty for frequent ‘adult times’…sadly. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my work; the challenges of Special Ed kids has its non-monotary rewards. There are five of my 27 SpecEd students that are nothing like they were when they first arrived. They are my poster-students, if you will, of success and works-in-progress. I am so VERY proud of them! Several others still have much work ahead of them, but show potential. My 8th graders gave me a nice funny compliment yesterday. They said that if they have to they “will fail 9th grade Social Studies just to get back in my class.” They put a big smile on my face.
This short update blog, however, is just to let friends know that my 60 – 70 hour work weeks and weekends will soon be over. I’m sure that I will be traveling between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio to visit and ‘play, dance, and laugh’ (big grin). I will indeed see all of you soon!
My freedom from spiritual abuse happened when I walked away from the abusers. My healing and recovery from the complex trauma of spiritual abusers, spiritually abusive faith and toxic religion happened while I was still a Christian and continues to this day. My deconversion came later after many many years of studying the Bible, Christian apologetics, cults and spiritual abuse. When I realized that the Bible is not the inerrant Word of God, the only honest thing I could do was to stop calling myself a Christian. What I write here, may be very different from what I’ve written in the past. It might also be repeats of the past themes. ~ Zoe