Brain things

The main caution I have about blogging (reading or writing) is a traditional conservative-Christian concern about—well, really anything new. What is it replacing? Isn’t that a nice conservative tack? “Not so sure about that there new-fangled tractor. What’ll I do with ma horses?” Blogs take time, no argument there. You heard in the interviews a […]

April 5, 2014

Personal reflections, largely surprise

Brain things

Confession: More than anything else, blogging for two years has meant living in perpetual surprise. You surprised me. First of all, you surprised me just by showing up. And then you surprised me with your responses, your warm living unmanageable responses. You’re talkative or taciturn when I least expect it. Your agreement startles me as […]

April 4, 2014

From 9 to 16

Brain things, People

The final three interviews today! ***** Ms. Tabitha Schmidt of 16/10 said: I limit my blog reading because I still prefer to read from real paper, not the screen. I was surprised how many of the blogs I subscribe to are written by people I know, probably because two of my favorite bloggers are women I […]

April 3, 2014

From 1 to 99

Brain things, People

We’ll start with the north and south poles—those who read lots of blogs and those who read almost none at all. By their request and my own, we are keeping the names of specific blogs out of it. Enjoy. ***** Ms. 99/41 is my friend Anita Yoder, also a blog writer. She initially commented— I read […]

April 2, 2014

A Blogging Poll

Brain things

Today is my two-year birthday of blogging! I suppose I should call it an anniversary, but that sounds matrimonial and I’d rather think of Confessions as my kiddo, not my spouse. Go make me proud, little blog. But no, I will not promise to live with thee in peace until death do us part. The […]

March 22, 2014


Brain things

Confession: I often think it would be fun to comment anonymously on my own blog. Don’t you just really think a lot of bloggers want to do this? And how do you know we don’t?? Maybe I am doing it already and you don’t know it. Maybe I am WelcomeHomeKatya and Not the Boss and […]

September 11, 2013