In a (Pea)Nut Shell
We’re a Christian family of five living in rural North Carolina. Dave “does computers” as they say, and I’m a stay-at-home mom who is into political and economic theory, zombies, the Game of Thrones series (the books, not the HBO series) and eating. I should blog more and eat less.
Dave and I are in our
early 30′s and have been married for almost seven years. We have three children: Henry born in 2006, Rhys born in 2008 and Sarah who was born in July 2011. Henry is in the first grade this year. He and Rhys both participate in Classical Conversations. Rhys will start kindergarten in the fall of 2013 and is very excited about this.
Throughout the years, you’ll see that I’ve moved from one interest to another, then back to an old interest, dropped it, then picked it up, then forgotten it, then rediscovered it, and so on. Right now, I’m back into health food, specifically making kombucha. We will see how long that lasts (this was written in Feb ’12 for the record). Update: I threw out my kombucha in August of 2012 because it became too much of a burden but I’m back to brewing now (Jan 2013).
I have always been a political zealot, but my political ideology has swung from the far right to…straight out? I don’t know where it stands now on the political spectrum. It’s not on the left, and it’s not on the far right. While I’m fiscally conservative and personally socially conservative, I don’t think the government has a role in dictating a lot of socially conservative…erm….edicts upon the nation. Most fly in the face of the Constitution. And any that do that I am against. No, I’m not a liberal, I’m a libertarian with anarcho-capitalist leanings and I’m flirting with voluntaryism presently. The last two would throw out the Constitution completely, and I can’t do that, so I merely lean at this point, though I do think that voluntaryism is quite complementary to Christianity in many ways – certainly more ways than the Republican platform that most evangelical Christians (like myself) tend to gravitate towards. So, evangelicals! Your job is to google “voluntaryism” and “agorism” and see if those two principles don’t seem to line up with our beliefs.
This “about” is a work in progress. It has progressed as far as possible tonight. This entire blog is a work in progress. I changed the template five times tonight. This one is alright. I’m not in love with it. It will probably change again. I will probably end up paying for a template (ARGGG!!!) oh and just for the record, I have read more than 41 books. I just quickly went through Goodreads and clicked on some I saw that I knew I’d read. I didn’t have time to sift through every book there. I think I probably read that many just last year, which is a feat when you have like all of four minutes to yourself each day. Did I comprehend the books? Well, let’s not go there.