About the Blog

Posts about the blog itself:

Response to a question about how I do these posts every day, in the comments there, October 11, 2013

The very first post, and why, September 2, 2010

Time Out, May 13, 2011

One Year has Passed, September 2, 2011

Announcement and request, April 8, 2012

Year Three Begins Today, September 2, 2012 (with cake photo!)

Time out, February 21, 2013 (corrections, photo notes, related blogs)

Fourth Birthday, September 2, 2014 (with cake)

*Time out*, November 5, 2015

Sixth Anniversary, Just Add Light and Stir, September 2, 2016

Thank you!, February 8, 2017

Seven Years of Adding Light, September 2, 2017

Eight Light Years! September 2, 2018

Request for Help Over 3,000 posts! February 4, 2019

Impermanence AGAIN!? June 8, 2021
New subscription service and a list of four blogs to subscribe to

Receiving Light by mail... October 12, 2021
Announcing Vlad's own subscription server (beautiful and ad-free)

Portals to this and that January 14, 2023
The secret of the little lines ( __ ) at the bottom of some older posts.

I've brought this one here, from July 1, 2014:
Yesterday [June 30, 2014], two posts launched. That messes me up. I will probably change the date of one to today's date. Later.

Thank you for reading this. Since I started this project in September, 2010, there have been 1400 or so posts. Some are repeats, but not many, and I usually change the photo even when the quote is the same. Because good things keep being written, spoken and photographed, there's a stream of newness, too!

Those who read this in e-mail should remember that the format is usually nicer at the blog. You can get there by clicking on the title of the post, in your e-mail. When you're at the blog, there are posts below that are related somehow (sometimes it's fun to click and see what blogger found them to have in common), and a randomizer to the left (Joyce Fetteroll found me the blog-randomizing code, and the art came from Spartali, at Fiverr.com.)

Lately I've played around at the fiverr site quite a bit, buying things for Learn Nothing Day. July 24th will be the 7th Learn Nothing Day. I'm moving the art and notes from my website over to that blog (backdating when the date was known) so all the history and art will be in one place, with (of course!) a randomizer. That blog will quiet way down after July 24, until next year. Subscribing there will not fill up your mailbox. http://learnnothingday.blogspot.com.

There are a few other blogs I post in occasionally. Thinking Sticks is where I put interesting connections or trails I think are too long for other places. It's one of my favorites, but there are fewer than 100 posts in seven years, so you can safely subscribe (though it might be hard to tell you have, because it might be a month or three before another post, but I think they're good ones).

Outside articles or things on other sites are collected here: http://unschooling.blogspot.com

Then there are the wheelbarrows. Whatever piques your interest is likely to connect to history, art, geography, poetry, film, children, grandparents, work and play. Wheelbarrows certainly do.