Art that is larger than life. Tagging buildings (well, temporarily). Showing the world a bit of what resides in your mind and heart. Remaking the city with your own images. Telling a story that the whole community can see and hear. This is the purview of Austrian artist Markus Dorninger.… Continue reading
We all have many things on our to-do lists, sometimes far more than we can do in a day. But the things that make it on to my list generally aren’t the sorts of things that would concern me if I faced my death without completing them. While it’s good to get everyday tasks completed, my most-important priorities fall outside of basic to-dos.… Continue reading
Homeschooling, and parenting in general, doesn’t happen in a vacuum. One of the ways we expand beyond the personal resources my husband and I possess as parents is to search out resources within our community. Sometimes this comes in the form of knowledgeable friends, and other times it comes in the form of institutions and teachers who become part of our learning community (and often become friends in the process).… Continue reading
Isn’t it a blessing that we can begin anew each day? It’s comforting to me that every morning I can start again, setting aside that which did not serve me well yesterday, and building upon that which did.
I can leave yesterday behind me. Today I can try again. Today I can recreate.
Every day is ours: to enjoy, to learn, to love, to experience, to grow, to live.… Continue reading
With the school year just beginning, people seem to be especially curious about how and why our family homeschools. Questions regarding our motives, our practices, our most- and least-favorite parts of homeschooling, and more seem to come daily.
In an effort to answer some of these questions, I decided to put up periodic pieces that give a peek into our homeschooling lives. … Continue reading
It’s always good to know when to take a break. Over the last week or so, several factors have come together to let me know that this is the time.
Last week my computer died. One morning it was working fine. The next time I went to turn it on, it simply wouldn’t start. It suffered from a major hardware failure, and was completely done.… Continue reading
I was preparing to fly out of town for a memorial. In and of itself, that made my trip last weekend feel like an emotionally big trip. To add to the feelings, this was the first time I had left either of my boys over night. While my husband travels frequently on his own, I don’t.
It’s summertime, and this week it’s very hot. In our house, this means it’s time to make ice cream.
We haven’t made a lot of ice cream so far this summer. I’ve still been mostly sugar free and we just returned from our second big road trip of the summer, so we’ve been gone quite a bit. But this week’s heat wave along with my boys’ sweet requests combined to put me in an ice-cream-making mood.… Continue reading