This post was first published in August, 2015, serving as an introduction to the topic of Mennonite understandings of Geography. It was also an excuse to nerd out over the Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — this is a post perfectly situated to reach that niche audience of Mennonite Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans … More A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Mennolands
This post first published in July, 2015 under a different title (But am I a real Mennonite?). In addition to changing the title, I have also corrected a typo. Every now and then a blog post gets derailed. This one, for instance, was intended to be a little glossary of Mennonite insider language, a guide … More The Great Mennonite Identity Crisis
This post was first published in August of 2015 on my original blog site. If you only got your news and insights on all things Mennonite from all those unfailingly cheerful food blogs that plague the internet, you would have no idea of the internal strife that characterizes the Mennonite culinary universe. I am here … More Mennonite Girls Can Drink
Some think it ironic that the region with the largest concentration of Mennonites in Canada east of Winnipeg is also a booming centre of Canada’s high tech industry. Some find it insulting that this is ever considered ironic. Those who find it ironic think of Mennonites as averse to technology. When they think of Waterloo … More Rage against the Machines. Or Not.
I posted this last spring on the old site. It quickly became my most shared blog post, and not just because I send the link to every teenaged girl on Twitter who complains about an outfit making her “look Mennonite.” About 5 years ago, I was sitting in a restaurant nearby and overheard a man … More Looking Mennonite
This post was previously published on the old site in January 2015. If you know other Mennonites, you might have heard that before. In every relationship/acquaintanceship, with a Mennonite, there will come a time when it is necessary to have “the talk.” I believe, dear reader, that we have come to that time. If you’ve … More Not That Kind of Mennonite
Every now and then I am at a luncheon or a cocktail party with some non-Mennonite friends and/or family members and the conversation naturally turns to the habit of individual Mennonite congregations to secede from the broader Mennonite denomination. Yes, this sort of thing comes up in my social circles. The first question I am … More Mennonite™