Sunday, June 29, 2014

Spouses, Bonding, "Behind"

 photo hollyhall.jpgSomething new at the bottom, about peace with spouses (works for children, too), from Rippy Dusseldorp

Bonding, with addition of writing by Caren Knox and Joyce Fetteroll at the bottom:

New page with something by Debbie Regan about whether an unschooled child can "be behind."

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Service, School, Small Words

 photo IMG_0952.jpgNew on the "service" page, by Manuela Jaramillo, righthand column, partway down:

School might be better for some kids. New, by Karen James at

More added to the page looking at lyrics and poetry using almost all native English words:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Interviews by video and podcast, new this week

Amy Childs has done a beautiful podcast about Learn Nothing Day. Besides my voice and Amy's, you can hear Alex Polkowsky, Hema Bharadwaj, Julie Daniel, and Amy's daughter Kayla.
(Sound file, fifteen minutes)

a couple of links to go with that:
"Try not to learn. Don't try to learn. Those two aren't the same thing but they're close enough for beginners." (from the last paragraph of this 1998 interview: An Interview with Sandra Dodd

Criticism of Learn Nothing Day:

Yvonne Laborda and María José Cifuentes interviewed me on June 17, from Spain.

It will be at, with two others from María José Cifuentes' video hangout shows.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Why we unschooled, feedback, open, half empty

"Why we unschooled" (written a few years ago, about a story from 1990 or so)
This is on my blog, but I suppose some of those posts should be included as resources. I won't announce all of them, but you can subscribe there if you're interested in more personal things about me or my family.

Nice feedback, lefthand column. I don't save all of it (some I print and put in a special box without quoting elsewhere), but these seemed special.

New page on being open to things, people, life:

Older page I thought had been announced, because I had used it on Just Add Light and Stir
It has a good story, so I'm glad I discovered it hadn't been announced yet! and I added a bit.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gratitude, Tree of Knowledge, Maslow

Gratitude—living with gratitude all the time. (Additions at the top of the page.)

A new image (a video Alex Polikowsky showed me) has been added to this page
and I quoted from that (obscure) page on Just Add Light and Stir

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (serious and humorous)

Photo of a lone tree by the side of a two-lane highway in southern New Mexico, in early morning sun.
(Links to a Just Add Light and Stir post.)