Let me share a few things about myself which may not be immediately clear just from reading my blog:
I became a mother at age 21.
Last year I took my first commercial flight since I was 3.
I have never been outside of the USA.
I have done almost no traveling outside of the Midwest.
I was planning to be a high school English teacher before I became a mother.
I have 5 kids and two step-children.
I am entirely self-taught re scripture, religion, philosophy/rhetoric, psychology, ANE culture, and other topics I discuss here.
I have never been able to learn a foreign language.
I have been a stay-at-home mom/housewife for the last 12 years.
At this moment, I am sitting in my bedroom in a house that can be seen from I-94 ignoring 3 of my children who are bickering and pretending to be hissing cats.
All of which is to say that from the outside, I hardly seem like anyone special who would be qualified to speak on anything special. I’m just a housewife. It has taken a lot of chutzpa on my part to keep writing here as if I had anything anyone might be interested in reading. Continue reading