Monday, July 25, 2016

Your House as a Museum

There are stories behind the things you have. You're saving history, geography, social ties, mysteries. Share those stories with your children and your guests, if there's a lull, or a connection to be made.
photo by Sandra Dodd

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Learn it today.

Learn what you're going to learn today, and leave tomorrow fallow.
It's Learn-Nothing-Day's Eve.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Limits are limiting!

I have heard of, read about and communicated with people who referred to themselves as part-time unschoolers, relaxed homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, academic unschoolers and other terms.
. . . .

Limited kinds of unschooling will have limited benefits.

The Big Book of Unschooling, page 41
which leads in to
photo by Sandra Dodd

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Power and culture

Art, culture and ideas can swirl in your life if you let them.

Be open to seeing, appreciating and connecting.
photo by Sandra Dodd

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Help to relax

"What helped me relax was focusing on our relationship with each other and fostering GENUINE interest in each others' interests."
—Tina Bragdon
photo by Sandra Dodd

Monday, July 18, 2016

Words about words

 photo DSC02846.jpgI like words. Much of my writing is about terminology, and concepts, and meaning, which is why it can be difficult (or worthless) to translate some of it, because it is of and about English, very often.

"For clarity of thought and for value of discussions about unschooling (or anything), it's important to use words intentionally and carefully. . . . [M]uddled thinking can't lead to clarity nor to better parenting." (My words, from

photo by Sandra Dodd
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