Skye Thomas

Skye Thomas
Writer, Rebel, and Soapbox Ranter

Tuesday, April 05, 2005


I found out that I can use another program of mine to format these postings and then copy and paste them into here... I was having trouble overriding the various fonts and layouts that the original websites were using to post their articles. Now that I can create some neatness and consistency amongst all of the various article titles, I can also add a teaser paragraph from each one so that you'll have more of an idea as to what they are about. Hope this works better for you.... should be a more user friendly set up.

Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence –
Not just clowning around
Bob Swanstrom has a passion for makeup, giant shoes and funny hair. He is, in no uncertain terms, a clown. "Shadow," the clown. And for a few weeks each year for the past 21 years Swanstrom has worked his clowning into his day job as a fourth-grade teacher at Hermantown Middle School. Along with the usual math, social studies, writing and reading, Swanstrom infuses his students with a heaping dollop of his passion for clowning.

Spirituality -
A modern-age pope, to a point
So much was expected of Karol Wojtyla when he became pope in 1978. Here, for the first time, was a pontiff plucked not from the Vatican's inner chambers but a man of the world. He was not Italian; he skied, he kayaked, he acted in dramas. His fellow clerics compared him to John Wayne.

FINDING MY RELIGION Fred Alan Wolf from "What the Bleep Do We Know?" on spirituality
The surprise indie hit film "What the Bleep Do We Know?" tackles some of life's biggest questions, without really answering them: Where have we been? Why are we here? Where are we going? Part documentary, part feature, it's a quirky film that draws parallels between the mysteries of quantum physics -- a mind-expanding field whose findings suggest many so-called laws of science are a lot less ironclad than we once thought -- and some of humankind's most vexing spiritual queries.

Night of the Red Sky
In the 1920s, an Apache wise man had a Vision of four prophecies that foretold death and destruction for mankind, unless we incorporate Spirit in our daily lives. Two of these prophecies may already have come true.

Soulmates, Dating, and Romance –
Female circumcision
Female circumcision, or mutilation of the genitals, is one of the most political areas of women's health. Worldwide it is estimated that well over 100 million women have been subjected to it.

Parenting & Family Dynamics -
Parenting, the mother of invention
Changing a diaper in a restaurant ... dropping a blanket in a puddle ... pushing a stroller uphill. Sometimes even the most mundane hassles of traveling with young kids can lead new parents on journeys they never expected to take -- maybe even a new career.,0,526655.story?coll=sfla-travel-print

Are you a strict parent? Learn why it matters
What is the best way to discipline children? From strict to permissive, there’s a multitude of parenting strategies. Dr. Robert Brooks, a psychologist specializing in family relationships and the author of “Angry Children, Worried Parents,” was invited on “Today” to share his thoughts on the most effective ways to keep kids within set boundaries, and ensure that your house doesn’t become a battlefield.

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