Grad School


Why have you become so political? I'm so glad you asked.

Why have you become so political? I'm so glad you asked.

I haven’t considered myself to be an especially political person. In writing this series however, in reflecting on my ideas and cataloging my past political engagement, I realize my political-orientated behavior this winter is not out of character, though it may be surprising to readers.

Losing what we never had: A settler-descendent search for a sustainability ethic

Losing what we never had: A settler-descendent search for a sustainability ethic

We have much to learn. We don’t have a lot of time to learn it. It is my greatest wish that Canada’s post-modern sustainability ethic will be informed by Indigenous relations with the land, each other, and all beings. And in doing so, we’ll create a future that will sustain our children and our children’s children.

So a funny thing is happening to me in grad school

So a funny thing is happening to me in grad school

There’s been a longish season over the last few years of questioning my counter-cultural choices, everything from family finances to child raising. And then I decided to go to grad school.

Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

In this new phase I’m still learning the boundaries for time and energy commitments. And that learning process can be bumpy.

Going to grad school

Going to grad school

About 2 years ago, 18 months before the end of our family's homeschool journey, I started to get serious about figuring out what I would do when I retired from homeschooling.