The Eighth and Final Square

with courage face the thing you fear so the pawn becomes the queen

What would YOU choose?

There are so many assholeish-towards-kids posts going viral. It’s really upsetting. There’s the guy that bought out all the McDonald’s pies because he was offended that a child was impatient (no, really? Children are impatient??). I really don’t care what the child was doing, nor what the mother was doing; the guy did an asshole thing and acted just as childish as the child…which really says a lot about HIS intelligence. Yet people are like “This guy is GREAT!” Why […]

Posted by QuicksilverQueen On Aug - 24 - 2014 2 Comments READ FULL POST
Robin Williams

I was shocked and saddened today when I found out about Robin Williams’ death by suicide from depression. My first thought is, “Everybody loved him! How could he do that?” (from years of believing mental illness was nonexistant) but as a fellow sufferer of clinical depression, I know that even if a million people told you they loved you, the black hole of depression could still swallow you up. Depression is a real thing. It’s not something you can just […]

Posted by QuicksilverQueen On Aug - 11 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Ever since I can remember, my parents gave me labels. “Bossy”, “independent”, “rebellious”, “stubborn”, “strong-willed”, etc. I was bossy for a while; probably because I was jealous that my parents treated Ben better than me. He seemed to be the favorite, and I wasn’t the only one who thought so, and even though I was older he got preferential treatment. Probably because he was the firstborn boy, too, and in Dennis’ intensely patriarchal view of everything, that counted for more. […]

Posted by QuicksilverQueen On Jul - 7 - 2014 2 Comments READ FULL POST

It occurred to me yesterday that I was raised to be negative. There weren’t very many positive things about my upbringing. Dennis didn’t believe in praising us when we were just doing stuff we were supposed to be doing, but he sure did believe in punishing us if we didn’t. He would say that if we were doing stuff we were supposed to do, since it was supposed to be the status quo, there was no point in praising it […]

Posted by QuicksilverQueen On May - 24 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

So…I’m a little late to the party, but we JUST saw Frozen (thanks to our awesome Dish setup). I’ve seen all sorts of opinions on this movie, from “omg, so stupid, if I hear “Let It Go” one more time I’m going to go batshit!” to “omg, I love it!!” I’ve read some of the negative reviews, and I only have one thing to say…let it go. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself. ) It’s a kid’s movie. All of the Disney […]

Posted by QuicksilverQueen On Apr - 3 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

I don’t know about other introverts, but this is how life works in my head. When I’m in a room with people, I “feel” them in my head. Each person takes up space in my head. After a while, my head gets fuzzy and I just need space alone. Even when going to bed, I can’t go to sleep until Scottie and Ari are both asleep, because when they are awake, my head isn’t clear. I can’t go to sleep […]

Posted by QuicksilverQueen On Apr - 2 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Dennis always said “kids are sponges”, which was the reason he needed to brainwash us into his religious fanaticism, so we wouldn’t soak up The World. Unfortunately, he had this huge double standard: on the one hand, “kids are sponges”, and on the other hand, “I must beat my kids into being good”. If there’s one thing I’ve thoroughly learned in the two years since I birthed Ari, it’s that the best way to raise a child is to set […]

Posted by QuicksilverQueen On Mar - 24 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
religionstatistics

The other day, a friend of mine posted an image with a photo of James Dobson that said “We have a mandate as Christians to love and care for people from all walks of life. Even those with whom we disagree. Even those involved in lifestyles we believe to be immoral.” That sounded harmless enough, but when I looked at the link provided where that was quoted from, and read the letter to him from a gay man and Dobson’s […]

Posted by QuicksilverQueen On Mar - 18 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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What would YOU choose?

Why You Should NOT T

There are so many assholeish-towards-kids posts going viral. It's really ...

Robin Williams

When the Joy-Killer

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Who Was I, Really?

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I Was Raised to be N

It occurred to me yesterday that I was raised to ...

Let It Go

So...I'm a little late to the party, but we JUST ...