Friday, December 19, 2014

Five requests (please pick one or two and help me out)

My website will be thirteen years old in two months. It grows all the time, and I'm proud of it but it costs $131.28 per year. I have that a a few more expenses I would like to ask for assistance with.
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Perhaps your life is richer and more peaceful than it would have been without this collection of writings.

It's Christmas, and many families with young children are beyond budget this time of year, so I've thought of some alternatives that don't cost anything but would still make life better for other unschoolers (or maybe others), and I want to leave a hint about how much I love Christmas cards.

http://sandradodd.com/2014/request

Thank you for considering this. I know it's a busy time of year. I appreciate your interest in my work, and your time.


The photo is Marty and his new bride, Ashlee, with Holly and Keith on the left, and me and Kirby on the right.
We don't have full=sized photos yet, but maybe you can see a bit of us, on November 20, 2014.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Generosity, Principles, Food and more

New writing by Karen Aye Angstadt, lefthand column, about the effects of generosity:
http://sandradodd.com/generosity

I'm not announcing all the chat transcripts we edit and publish (Marta Pires helps me) but there are several lately. They are at http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com when they're finished.

Some of the recent completions are:
Principles of Learning http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com/2014/11/principles-of-learning.html
Food http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com/2014/11/food.html
"Is this enough?" http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com/2014/11/enough.html
"Me-time" http://chattranscripts.blogspot.com/2014/10/me-time.html


Click the photo for my best writing of the month and an accidently wonderful photo.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Schuyler; Growth, Video Games

New photo of Schuyler, playing a ukelele, which she does well and often:
http://sandradodd.com/schuylerwaynforth

New, by Karen James, on top of a great page that's not often linked:
http://sandradodd.com/growth

New by Karen James, bottom of this page (the top part by Karen is older):
http://sandradodd.com/videogames/seriously.html


I collect these one at a time, so I didn't notice until I was about to add a photo that two of them are Karen James. And really it's three of them, because Karen came back with an addendum about video games. THANK YOU, Karen, for your contributions to the collection of great writings for unschooling parents!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Abundance, "Me" time, the deeper nature of unschooling

New quote by Joyce right up top, on the "Abundance" page:
http://sandradodd.com/abundance/

New page on "me time":
http://sandradodd.com/metime

Addition, second box on the right, to "Reality as an environment for unschooling"
http://sandradodd.com/reality/


The photo, a link, by Sandra

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Surprises, young adults, learning and "issues"

New page on stories of children surprising a parent or two by some knowledge or action:
http://sandradodd.com/surprise

New, right-hand side, Joyce Fetteroll and her daughter Kat on differences Kat sees between herself and schooled co-workers and acquaintances:
http://sandradodd.com/youngadults

Debbie Regan wrote something great. I lifted two parts and deposited them on "The Problem with Teaching"
http://sandradodd.com/teaching/problem
and "When Parents have Issues"
http://sandradodd.com/issues/


photo of baby Kirby Dodd is a link

Friday, October 10, 2014

Healing, Spanish discussion, a downside of choice

New page on healing, with links to a dozen other pages on healing and change:
http://sandradodd.com/healing

In Spanish, on Facebook, Radical Unschooling en EspaƱol, group created by Alicia Gonzalez:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/708095229264708/

New page, not new writing. Choice creates a burden (a comparison to women's movement problems from the 1970's).
http://sandradodd.com/issues/choice
(Not a light and breezy page. It burdens the reader with a reminder not to burden other parents or children.)

The photo is a link.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Priorities, Albuquerque ALLive, Hema Bharadwaj

New photo (by Lisa Jonick) and caption/quote (mine), you can't miss it, partway down:
http://sandradodd.com/priorities

Albuquerque ALLive, registration open, December 27-30, 2014
http://albuquerqueallive.blogspot.com

The Big Book of Unschooling is dedicated to Hema Bharadwaj, because it was her idea, and prodding, that got me to write it. Here's a paga about her. She will be speaking in Albuquerque in December.
http://sandradodd.com/hema

She and other speakers are linked in a tab at Albuquerque ALLive link above.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Being more positive; Strewing, spirituality; Peace

Something new and very positive by Tina Bragdon, on the negativity page, halfway down on the left, after the boldface Bible verse.
http://sandradodd.com/negativity

Interview from a few years ago, newly uploaded (used to be a link; other site is gone)
http://sandradodd.com/radio
and a transcript of that with listen-along capability:
http://sandradodd.com/radiotranscript

Sixteen minutes about peace—podcast by Amy Childs, but I'm about half of it.
http://unschoolingsupport.com/peace/
(Other voices there: Ren Allen, Richard Prystowsky (from an older recording) and Rippy Dusseldorp)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Later unschooling, Marriage Strengthening and Divorce Prevention

About the chances of success coming to unschooling later…. an update added (bottom), links and a photo:
http://sandradodd.com/later/unschooling

I hope my readers won't need these, but you might find yourself advising a friend who could use knowing!

Added (second item there) to divorce prevention page:
Something BIG happens when a person turns away from selfishness to service.
Something HUGE happens when a person can care about another person more than about himself. (and more)
http://sandradodd.com/divorce

Cleaned up and linked elsewhere, an obscure page for helping prevent divorce:
http://sandradodd.com/divorcereasons

Sunday, August 17, 2014

writing, interview, curiosity

New page on Seeing Writing (Writing, and whether it can be "just learned")
http://sandradodd.com/writing/seeing

Interview (from 2009, with new notes and links on the page; sound file to hear there or to download)
http://sandradodd.com/listen/schwartzinterview

Photos were added to the curiosity page:
http://sandradodd.com/curiosity

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DOH! Sorry a draft launched.

True! This page isn't finished!

How much is enough? [This page needs two more links, and pull posts from Just Add Light and add quotes from other places on the site)
http://sandradodd.com/enough
__________

Reminders: I'm speaking in Maine in September, various places, and one night in New Hampshire:
http://allinmaine.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

I've been interviewed a few times for a series on unschooling Amy Childs is doing, and the one about the benefits of unschooling only has me and Amy. (Most have three to six voices.)
http://unschoolingsupport.com/family-bonding/
(Others can be accessed in the lefthand list there.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Enough? Gradual Change

How much is enough? [This page needs two more links, and pull posts from Just Add Light and add quotes from other places on the site)
http://sandradodd.com/enough

Lisa Celedon wrote about beginning more gradually. It's the fifth item down:
http://sandradodd.com/gradualchange

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