Saturday, November 17, 2018

New Interview, and related things



I was interviewed November 8 by a nice interviewer named Brett Veinotte, for a podcast and website he named years ago and isn't as attached to as he once was, maybe, "School Sucks." The interview went pretty well, though, and has had 641 views (maybe listens) in eight days. I start of talking VERY fast, but either I'll slow down or listeners catch up, it seems. He called it Sandra Dodd – On Unschooling and Choice"

I added that to the page of things to listen to (or to watch):
http://sandradodd.com/listen/
That probably has some other things you've missed, as I've slipped a thing or two in there.


Earlier this year, he interviewed Pam Laricchia on
The Relationship Benefits of Unschooling
. Hers is calmer and more organized than mine, I think.

The podcast and blog are quite male focussed, which was interesting to me. I'm used to a preominantly female audience, and the producer told me 70% of their listeners are male. Brett was right there, though—sharp and quick and I like him. I had a good time talking with him.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Gift of service, sweetness, peace

New writing from 2009, about making magic for children, by a mom named Alice D. Second item.
http://sandradodd.com/chores/gift

Two new links on the Deb Lewis page, at the bottom of the lefthand column:
http://sandradodd.com/deblewis/

Zann Carter, two things:
Poem about washing dishes, and brief video of a rhythmic discovery:
http://sandradodd.com/dishes
and a page with links to other things by Zann:
http://sandradodd.com/zann


photo (a link) by Rose Sorooshian

Friday, November 2, 2018

Karen James as a new mom, and other history




Addition of Karen James' beautiful writing about when she blossomed into confident motherhood
http://sandradodd.com/karenjames/#ethan

New at the top, Emily Strength, me, on living in history
New at the bottom, the history of the entire world (nearly 20 minutes long, and has a few "bad words")
http://sandradodd.com/history/




photo (a link) by Karen James

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

No bad days, Morning in the moment



photo (a link) by Eva Witsel
This was never announced, though it's been there since 2008 or so:
No Bad Days—and fewer bad moments
http://sandradodd.com/badmoment

This goes with it, but has been announced.
Moments: Living in moments instead of by whole days.
http://sandradodd.com/moment

Here's a good match, but is a step away from unschooling. In those writings (SCA-related), if it says AElflaed or Ælflæd of Duckford, that's me.
Part of self awareness is to be physically self aware.
I've gotten better over the years.

When I was younger I lived too much in my head and would look through the lens of what should be, or could be, or might be, instead of stopping for two seconds to consider what actually, at that moment, was. If I'm not careful I can be cranky before I know I'm tired, and head-achy before I know I'm hungry.
More of that one here: http://sandradodd.com/duckford/mindfulness
Back to unschooling:
"At your house it will be morning again within 24 hours, but it could be morning in your heart any second."
http://sandradodd.com/morning

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Battling "You do you", Couch, "Me Time"

Added struggling, battling, and "You do you!" to the page on phrases to hear and avoid (halfway down)
http://sandradodd.com/phrases
BUT NOT ONLY THAT!
There is a new intro to that page by Deb Lewis. You might be disturbed, or amused, or both.

New page: Safe on the couch (more will be added there, over time)
http://sandradodd.com/couch

Addition to "Me Time" (bottom) and page clean-up
http://sandradodd.com/metime



photo (a link) by Janine Davies

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Universe, triangulation, instinct

In 2008 I started a page called "Your Own Model of the Universe," with a nice story by one mom named Beth.
In 2018 I added more to it!
http://sandradodd.com/modeloftheuniverse

Modernization, clean-up, and a new link, at Jubilation and Triangulation:
http://sandradodd.com/dot/hypotenuse

Additions to the Instinct page, which is fairly new, and pretty cool:
http://sandradodd.com/instinct, originally summer 2017





photo (a link) by Rippy Dusseldorp

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Separation, orthorexia, "I'm skeptical."

Two nice pieces of Karen James' writing added (at the bottom) to
http://sandradodd.com/separation,
and something by an anonymous writer, with links to two separate discussions about divorce avoidance.

The effect on unschooling of too much control and fear around food:
http://sandradodd.com/eating/orthorexia

Updated all the links to articles on Joyce's page on the skepticism page. I will link to its intro, not to itself:
https://aboutunschooling.blogspot.com/2006/08/skepticism.html
It's an odd page, and twelve years old now. It's about adults learning about learning, I think.






photo (a link) by Lydia Koltai

Monday, October 1, 2018

Early days of unschooling

Three things, all Roya-related:

To the bottom of a 2009 combo interview/chat with Pam-the-mom, I have appended the texts of two posts on a now-gone platform, in which Roya describes the earliest days of her unschooling life. The sections are called "part one of a long and fascinating story" and "part two of journey into the center of the universe."
http://sandradodd.com/chats/pamsorooshian

Expanded the page on Roya:
http://sandradodd.com/roya/

Embedded newer version of sound file, of a 2009 talk Roya gave:
http://sandradodd.com/listen/roya


photo (a link) by Amber Ivey

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Candy, Chemicals, Condemnation



Let them eat candy
http://sandradodd.com/eating/poison

Irrational fear of chemicals by people whose kids might be better off in school:
http://sandradodd.com/chemicals

Condemnation of a substance or interest is also condemnation of children and of non-fearful parents (additions to page):
http://sandradodd.com/condemnation


photo (a link) by Lisa Celedon

Friday, September 7, 2018

Tool, Reading, Change



Reading isn't a tool, it's a skill, involving several abilities.
New Page, on tools, skills and abilities.
http://sandradodd.com/tool

Quote added, with link to more, about encouragement for reading and other learning:
http://sandradodd.com/r/encouragement

Addition, about acceptance of change, bottom right, with a photo to consider:
http://sandradodd.com/change/



cake and photo (a link) by Sandra Dodd

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Doors, doorways, doorframes

On my website I had started a page, and I've added to it today, a bit.
http://sandradodd.com/doorframes

Mostly, I added a link to a longer set of such images, here:
http://sandradodd.blogspot.com/2013/12/ability-and-opportunity.html
Probably, I created that when I couldn't remember what my previous collection was called. That happens.

Gradually, I'm labelling photos on Just Add Light and Stir. Here are some doors and doorways:
https://justaddlightandstir.blogspot.com/search/label/door

Having three links about images is unusual for this blog. Usually I'm announcing things that are practical or philosophical. I can defend my doors! Strength and options are shown by those climbers. Doorways are representative of choices, of mystery, of newness. They can be symbols of history, and safety. Architecturally, and practically, in human history, doors are wonderful things.

photo by Sandra Dodd

Monday, August 13, 2018

Intelligences, Critical Thinking, "Me time"

Added ten links and an line of bird outlines to the page on Multiple Intelligences.
http://sandradodd.com/intelligences/

Critical thinking, critical thought... When reading, wonder whether it's plausible, reasonable, sensible. Wonder why.
http://sandradodd.com/criticalthought

Added new writing by Jen Keefe, and two images/quotes (Just Add Light posts) to "me time"
http://sandradodd.com/metime




photo (a link) by Gail Higgins



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