Retrospective 2015-2016

So what did we learn from our retrospective? In general, it's been a rewarding and challenging year.

Dad and the Great Big Bird

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or me, writing through sorrow is difficult. With loss, especially the loss of my father, the wind seems to slip from my sails. All at once, I find I'm unsure about how to begin and overwhelmed by wanting to write the tribute of a lifetime. Both impulses tie my heart in knots, adding frustration to the pile of things I'm sorting through, including grief.

Is School an Ideal Venue for Socialization?

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wonderful side-effect of homeschooling is a more robust social calendar. There's more time and it's easier to make time for friends because...

What’s Your Gogy?

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ver the last few years, my curiosity about learning has grown into a sort of obsession. Partly, because I want to be a good mentor for my son. And partly, because I have love affair with learning, creativity, and innovation.

Barnacles! Road Trip to Disappointment

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ell, to be fair it was far from disappointing at Cape Disappointment. But, we did see a lot of barnacles and have a lot of fun.

Retrospective 2014-2015

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t's that time of year again; the time when we look back at the mountains we've climbed—I mean, when we look back at our learning and our learning systems.

Road Trip to Lapine

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hen we arrived at Lapine, we had just enough time to set up the trailer before lightning and thunder began giving us a show and before it began to pour. In a way, the storm was a perfect way to usher in a fun weekend.

Road Trip to Bridgeport

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ast week, Erik flew to Ireland while Duncan and I packed up and headed to Bridgeport to visit my family (and wish my mom a happy birthday in person). There, I joined my sister, her husband and son, and her dog at the old house on the river.

Watch Out for the Tree!

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ne of Erik's favorite hobbies (he has lots, but this one has recycled into a current obsession) is mountain biking.