That Incomplete Project

That Incomplete Project

A long time ago, when I was much younger, I decided to build a mortise and tenon, 4-poster bed out of Redwood. All the work would be hand-tooled and I envisioned a beautiful masterpiece when done. Working with the amazing properties of Redwood was a real joy—at least...
Finding Solid Ground – A Journey Into Homeschooling

Finding Solid Ground – A Journey Into Homeschooling

Finding solid ground. I have been floating in the clouds so long I forgot it was suspended animation. I attended a traditional Catholic school as a child, grew up to teach in urban, suburban, and rural public schools for almost 25 years, and now I’m homeschooling my...
Bump – The Tipping Point In Education

Bump – The Tipping Point In Education

We are rapidly reaching the tipping point in education. Malcolm Gladwell speaks of it in his book. It’s also referred to as the Butterfly Effect. It’s a specific period in time when life as you know it is approaching a change. It’s a change that has been building like...
Minecraft Mayhem

Minecraft Mayhem

I did it. Yes, it’s because he won’t get anything accomplished otherwise. Is that an excuse? Yes. Is it a reason? Sure. But, it’s still my choice and I chose. The computer stays locked until the weekend at my house. Locking out kids is a tool parents use in an effort...
6 More Homeschool Quotes!

6 More Homeschool Quotes!

“Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.” – Richard Mitchell            ...
God’s 7 Greatest Gifts

God’s 7 Greatest Gifts

The older I get, the more I believe that what most people regard as God’s gifts are not really God’s gifts at all. So, I am offering my thoughts as to what I consider God’s 7 greatest gifts: Gift one: Being allowed to experience how readily one says and does awful...