A Friday Introduction (and a bit of Instagram talk)

A Friday Introduction (and a bit of Instagram talk)

Sharing the Friday Introduction I posted to Instagram today. An update to my current about page here on the blog.

I need a summer

I need a summer

I feel weary. It's that time of year. It's that time of life. All the school year-end fuss and effort, deadlines and parties, the drama production. A long string of hard-working days, interspersed with "special" days (read: days with more work), punctuated by some bad news days. Ugh.

Post-production

Post-production

I'm pretty sure I'll look back on these particular Mays, when our kids were teenagers in a homeschool co-op musical theatre production, with nostalgia and fondness. So I do my best to be present for the experience, which is easier said than done.

Freedom Education still available

Freedom Education still available

Freedom Education: A Course in Life and Homeschooling was created and offered earlier this year on the Patreon platform. The course is now “closed” to new content, however all three month’s worth of existing course material remain available on Patreon for self-paced study.

Living in no-man's-land

Living in no-man's-land

In my attempt to understand my life path, to explain the inevitable sense of loss and regret with midlife, I sometimes think "maybe I made a mistake, went the wrong way." But I didn't take a wrong turn that landed me in a place, physically and spiritually, where I feel the pain and loss of a broken world. I grew up. I woke up. I left the nest. I landed in no-man's-land with eyes to see the truth.

Worldschooling (and family travel), developing a growth mindset, and discovering your inner artist

Worldschooling (and family travel), developing a growth mindset, and discovering your inner artist

Exploring the edges of what is possible in our lives with intention and open-mindedness, cultivating gratitude and creativity, re-framing failures and setbacks, building a family culture and living a legacy are just a few of the big and beautiful ideas from this interview with my friend Severine.

Solidarity at the margins

Solidarity at the margins

We have to experience what it's like as the outsider, the minority, the one without rights, to know what it feels like to be marginalized.