To all my Colorado friends: Last night I terrified some of my Southeast Texans buddies by telling them about #mountainlife. I told them how Red Mountain Pass has 1,000 foot drops and no guardrails because the county said guardrails would interfere with the snowplows. And how our next-door neighbor in Ouray, a volunteer firefighter, told … Continue reading What my childhood was like in remote Southwestern Colorado (I guess my life is kinda wild + crazy?)
Christmas is hard when you don't feel loved by the people who should love and accept you. Many of us ex-cult and isolated homeschool escapees feel this. We were taught to be focused on our family and only our family and when we figure out our family is broken, sometimes really broken, well. Some of … Continue reading I’m not the little matchstick girl anymore
I was four years old. We were visiting my dad's childhood home in New York, and we went to the house of an elderly lady who used to be his neighbor. She had a caretaker, a single mom homeschooling her son, who was around my age. My favorite TV show was Barney the Dinosaur, my … Continue reading Isn’t this why we don’t send our kids to public school?
Last winter, I drove our vacuum cleaner that was just about as old as me down to Goodwill to be donated. Here is my little brother standing beside it just before I loaded it into the car. It might sound silly, but I was felt kind of sentimental about donating it. I have many memories … Continue reading End of an era