When mainstream values put us all at risk

If you have ADHD or autism, you will be familiar with the term executive function. If you are not familiar, here is a definition: “the executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for…

Book Review: Quit Like a Woman

One of my favourite genres is a kind of non-fiction which combines research on a topic with memoir-style personal reflections of the author’s experience with said topic. (This is often the domain of female writers.) Quit Like A Woman is one such book. Holly Whitaker has taken her own experience of quitting alcohol (and marijuana,…

Our Amazing Fragile (?) Home

Photo: Seedlings in my garden   “I wonder what it would be like to love the world again so much that we are unable to ignore climate change because the world is crying out for us to love her again” – Sarah Bessey (from her latest newsletter) Environmental destruction is often talked about in terms of taking…

My Reading Life: Quarterly Review (April, May, June)

I was getting ready to write my quarterly review of my reading life for the third quarter of the year, and I realised I hadn’t published the second quarter. Later, I found it hiding erroneously in the “published” folder of my “blog” folder on my computer. Very strange. I am posting it now with only…

On Adulting

“Adulting is hard,” Matt sighed as we whizzed through the Wednesday evening jobs. Wednesday nights are always busy, with a daycare bag to unpack and repack as well as the usual evening jobs, but every second Wednesday we also have to tidy up for the cleaner to come on Thursday morning(1). It’s true, adulting is…