Tuesday, March 31, 2009

abundance, changing the world, Joyce, "educational stuff"


"New Improved" page. This writing has been published under two different titles, "Thoughts About Unschooling," and "Changing the World." It's written for people who don't know much about homeschooling, and so might be useful for sharing with relatives.

I made a random page search for Joyce Fetteroll's page. It's on my own Joyce index page and also in the upper right corner of her page now:


Thought on the use of intentional/professional "educational materials" by unschoolers:

I hadn't shared the new art
for "the randomizer" here.
My friend Bo King did it,
who also did the trees
for my unschooling page.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A child's interests, food, and quotes

New story on the Focus, Hobbies, Obsessions page, lower left:
and below that, a link to a Pam Laricchia article (created from a 2007 conference presentation), with graphics.

Transcript of the second food chat, with some good links and a great little video:

Messy full version of the chat on ideas, quotes, affirmations (or maybe the edited chat, depending when you read this)

Two upcoming chats are listed at

New title art by Jack and Lauren Stranahan at

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sandra Speaking (and travelling lots and a little)

My next four speaking engagements are detailed on my own blog. They are Albuquerque, London, San Diego and Santa Fe. That is one cool set of places!!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monkey Platters, Winning Images


Every person who has come into the house since yesterday has been recruited to choose a favorite and second favorite of 17 photos. I will contact the creators of those winning images separately. The names have been separated from the pictures, so I'll need to go through the notes to see whose is whose, but the three at top are the first, second and third place winners in that order.

I'm grateful to everyone who participated. Thanks!

These also have special mentions:

Marty's favorite:

Keith liked the colors on the one at the left, and said he would be like to taste the one at the right, more than the others. (But Keith's an old guy, and monkey platters are for kids to have variety, so it's just a comment. )


I really like this one myself, for the perspective and the colors:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ideas index, "Random" portal

An index to the "Playing with Ideas" blog. Not alphabetical, because few of the topics lend themselves to that, but it's easily searchable, and fun for browsing.

Site transporter:
You don't need to remember the link. There's a "Randomize me" link at both of these:
There are 200 URLS in it now and if I keep working on it without flagging, there will be five or six hundred in a few days.
No more pesky decision-making about which unschooling page to read!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Video game design and discussion

Two new links on video games (top two links):

I usually wait until I have three items to declare, but I'm trying to get ready to go to the HENA conference in Arizona, and don't want this to wait until next week.

I'll see some of you soon.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Randomization, food and "About a Boy"

NEW! Random link option on the food section (and others will likely pop up other places on the site).
upper right

Food Chat the second, March 4 in the U.S., which is March 5 early in Australia.

There are additions to the Monkey Platters page:

Transcript of a chat on "About a Boy," with links and excerpts: