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7th-Feb-2007 05:52 pm - Now and then
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You know, one of the reasons why there is not a whole lot of posting on this LJ groups is because Rod Dreher's blog has such a good com-box. I have actually taken part in it, and Rod actually personally responded to my post. I think the number of people taking part in conversation has grown since then (1 year). I use a RSS reader to view his blog, but it makes it a little more difficult to get to the com-boxes.

I have noticed a few more changes to his life since the publishing of his book:
  • his wife Julie no longer homeschools their children, opting for a local Evangelical Christian school
  • he has recently converted to Orthodox Christianity (from Roman Catholicism)
  • his household has a new baby, so they have 2 boys and a baby girl
Are there any other changes I have not covered? Does this in any way change how you view the issues he brings up in his book?
23rd-Aug-2006 02:50 pm - Mary Stachowicz
I recently read the Crunchy Con blog written by Rod Dreher. Under the title of Thin Skins he references an old article of his about Mary Stachowicz.

Why do we know about Matthew Shepard and not Mary Stachowicz? I find his reason compelling.
14th-May-2006 05:51 pm - Rebuilding culture in America
I guess I will start off with the first post for this community. I am a 31 yr old mother of 2. I have been happily married since 2000 to a great guy I met in college. My DH recently introduced me to the crunchy conservative thing. It started with Eric Brende's book Better Off. I am currently reading Rod Dreher's Crunchy Cons. Dreher finally puts a name to the philosophy that Jeff and I have been living. We are Catholic attachment parents. We eat organic food, diaper our babies in cloth (when we are not ECing), and use non-violence in our discipline. However, we pray before we eat, go to Mass at least once a week, actively participate in the pro-life movement, and boycott companies who give money to embryonic stem cell research. We expect civility from those around us, but we don't expect not to get offended.

It is hard to raise children in an overly permissive environment. I believe American culture is so media-centric that we count on the media to tell us right from wrong.
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