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In praise of slow

My mornings used to be rushed.  Or at least they felt that way.  I’d get up and get dressed in order to go out, get my coffee and come back – during which time the kids would wake up.  By … Continue reading

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A change of habit

Sometimes it pays to hit the ‘reset’ button. The two weeks we spent in Europe recently was the first time I’ve taken an extended break from blogging since I began over two years ago.  It was a little scary because … Continue reading

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On Mackinac Island

So you know how sometimes you have a memory of a place you went as a kid – probably on a vacation – and it was the ABSOLUTE BEST PLACE EVER?  A place you wanted to live; a place that … Continue reading

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On the road (in the air) again

Tuesday we leave for the Bahamas.   It’s a five day trip with no real educational or cultural value.   We are going to Paradise Island’s Atlantis Resort.   The same place we went last year – in fact it … Continue reading

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Laughter & a Typical Day

“Tell us about your typical day.” People who want to talk to us about unschooling always request that we tell them about a typical day.   It’s my least favorite question, because I know that in their head, whatever I … Continue reading

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Life learning life goals

Based on current data, I think it is very likely that my daughter Maya will grow up to be an entrepreneur/business owner of some sort.   What form this will take is anybody’s guess at this point, but she has so … Continue reading

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Create Jobs for USA, Starbucks and BlogHer

I was going to write about the NYC Marathon today because it is one of the most inspiring things to witness first hand.   I spent about 30 minutes there this afternoon, cheering the runners on (including Heather Armstrong of Dooce … Continue reading

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Good Vibrations

Some days just have them.   Today, for example.   We went upstate to a water park for the afternoon, but this alone cannot explain it.   The first hour that we were there was chaotic, as the place was literally overrun with … Continue reading

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Back on the farm…

After 12 hours on the road yesterday, a trip which just seems to get easier each time we do it, we got to my parent’s house at about 6:15pm.   In the past, our car would be filled with trash from … Continue reading

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Why I love Saturdays

Lately I love Saturdays because it means that the ritual of dropping tools on the floor in the apartment above us does not happen.    The apartment directly above us is currently in the midst of a gut renovation which began … Continue reading

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