When I first stumbled upon Pinterest, I had no idea what I was playing with. Initially, it seemed like a fairly simple bookmarking system for those more visually inclined. This worked for me, because I am. But as word of Pinterest spread and I became more adept at using it, I felt like something new … Continue reading The Unschooling Pinterest Connection
Why are those two words never paired together? I've been reading about families who try to create environments that might coax their sons to write more. So I think it's time to share how we dealt with writing, when my son was growing up. I never really paid a lot of attention to Michael's penmanship … Continue reading Boys & Writing: Our Journey
When Michael and Kathya flew in from Nicaragua on Sunday, the two-hour layover between flights wasn't long enough. The lines were long in customs and as they ran to their gate (something that changed several times that day), they found themselves 5 minutes late and missed their connecting flight to Austin. It's a little complicated … Continue reading An Impromptu Road Trip Wasn’t Enough?
A very simple video to show how always looking forward to something, prevents you from realizing that NOW matters. Don't waste your life always hoping for that next best thing! This video was written by Alan Watts, a British philosopher, writer, and speaker of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. The illustrations might look familiar … Continue reading Music and Life
On Valentine's weekend in 2005, Alyssa took on a project for Girl Scouts. I think she would have been happy to do this project regardless of the Bronze Award, but that was her catalyst. Alyssa had two dogs at the time: Hank, our People Pleaser, and Tasha, our Polar Bear. Because of her involvement with … Continue reading My Little Dog Lover
With four dogs between Alyssa and me, we have a lot of funny story dog adventures. I'm not sure if I blogged about Rider, the newest addition, half German Shepherd and half Belgian Malinois. Frankly, when you see pictures of the Belgian Shepherds, I think that's what he really is. So today's adventure... 8 a.m. … Continue reading Dog Adventures: Locked Out on the 3rd Floor Balcony!