Monthly Archives: February 2011

QOTW – What is education?

Education is not the taming or domestication of the soul’s raw passions — not suppressing them or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy — but forming and informing them as art. ~ Allen Bloom~ Advertisements

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Urban Homesteading – Its a lifestyle, not a trademark.

There has been a recent uprising of homesteaders around the world this past week. The Dervaes family has put a trademark on the words “Urban Homestead” and “Urban Homesteading”. If this is the first you have heard of this, a … Continue reading

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QOTW – You need an adventure!

  It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves ~ in finding themselves. ~Andre Gide~

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He wrote the whole alphabet!

Brecken (5y9m) is on the verge of reading. His interest in letters and words has just exploded over the past year and a half or so. This is the son, who, when three years old could barely sit still long … Continue reading

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Baby Robins in the Spring

Its not quite spring. Check that, where I live, its not ANYWHERE near spring yet. But, because I WISH it were, I am posting this series of photos I took last “spring”, which happened to be the early part of … Continue reading

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QOTW – To put the world in right order

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our … Continue reading

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Can you play the Heffalump song?

The other day Brecken (5) wanted me to play the Heffalump song. Great, except I had NO IDEA what he was talking about. I asked him to sing some of it for me and he said “Dont Heffalump, dont Heffalump”, … Continue reading

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