Month: January 2016

  • where i am and where i will be.

    For the last week, I have been mostly offline.  With only the occasional text and email going out to let everyone know we are fine, I have been off the Internet.  It’s mostly been a forced absence since we don’t have much internet connection out here.  It’s both bad and good news.  Bad because my […]

  • why we choose to travel.

    There are some obvious and expected reasons on why we like to travel – appreciate cultural experiences, family bonding, and adventure. But the Rebecca Solnit quote above is the main reason why we travel. And distant places give us refuge in territories where our own histories aren’t so deeply entrenched and we can imagine other […]

  • a book of hours workshop update + travel plans.

    (Photo courtesy of PaperPlusCloth) These are the last of the kits I have before I take a two month hiatus from teaching my Book of Hours workshops. I have a private class scheduled in the west end and then I have a one last class booked that is open for registration! The details of my […]

  • living the arts.

    In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that there is one message that I wanted the kids to learn as we celebrate the arts for the next three months. The above quote pretty much says it all. We are not the same.  We are diverse.  We have labels.  We have very different stories. But through artistic expression, […]

  • i *heart* homeschooling.

    We have hit the middle part of our school year, what I like to call “the heart.” I wrote about my plans for this term here. Here is my intention for these next three months: the arts, math, poetry, creating writing, and story with a focus on Classical Greece and the Renaissance. Why? Because it is this […]

  • my word for 2016:

    “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it.” ― Edith Wharton While planning our homeschool year, and changing the direction of my homeschooling by putting the “home” and “family” back into it, I came up with a theme. (I wrote about it all here.)  Throughout the first […]

  • happy new year.

    We stayed in today after a busy day and night yesterday.  This is the first moment I am on my computer.  I spent the day playing board games with my family.  We talked a bit about our year and how excited we are for what lay ahead for us. Last night, I did my very […]