The story of how people born into the Family International cult reclaimed a term used to literally demonize them.
I recently re-read the Bible's Leviticus chapter 11, with its variety of walking, crawling, slithering, swimming, and flapping abominations. There were some highlights I thought I'd share: We aren’t actually supposed to be eating ostriches. I was a bit surprised by that because I didn't realize ostriches were bountiful enough in Hebrew lands to put… Continue reading God’s Pet Peeves 🍤
Recently I visited the Creation Museum (not far from Cincinnati), which I’ve always wanted to see for funsies. In the past, I’ve gone deep on both sides of the evolution vs creation debate, since learning about the science of evolution was one of the earlier steps for me in moving away from the wacky religious… Continue reading A Day at the Creation Museum 🦖
I've always enjoyed art, but never made enough time for it. In the past, I've mostly done abstract pencil sketches and digital pieces in Photoshop. Last year I spent some meaningful time exploring a couple of new mediums, and I'll share some of that work here. Pingu & Fishy, my first original piece in Procreate… Continue reading State of the Art 🎨
Between March and May of this year, I spent seven weeks on one of the most American things I can think of: a road trip across the USA. The last time I’d done something like this I was nine years old. Back then, my sisters and I liked to pass the endless hours in the… Continue reading Seven Weeks on an American Road Trip 🚗
Following is a list of every book about the Children of God cult, also known as the Family. Since I was raised in this cult, I've been compiling this list for years now. Here they all are, for anyone who's interested to find their next great read or wants to dig into the whole lot.… Continue reading Every Book Ever Written About the Children of God Cult 📚
It was 2005, and cult leader Karen Zerby was in hiding, as she had been for decades. Zerby was the head of the Family International (also known as the Children of God), a Christan cult that was paranoid in general, but leaders took secrecy to another level. No one knew where Zerby lived, and her… Continue reading Karen Zerby Leak: Unmasking a Cult Leader Who’d Remained Faceless for Nearly 30 Years 🕵🏻♂️