Canaries Are Us

Have you ever heard of how min­ers used to use canaries to test the air in mines? The birds would get ill, or even die, from bad air much more quick­ly than humans would real­ize that the air was bad, allow­ing the humans to get out of the mine. Those of us who have seri­ous cases […]

Getting Better

I’ve been very busy over the last six months and had some major changes in my life that have been very stress­ful. As I’ve said else­where, my main strat­e­gy in deal­ing with fibromyal­gia has been to reduce stress in my life as much as pos­si­ble. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the main source of stress in my life over […]

Lifelong Learning

Now that Katie is in col­lege, I plan to use this site to con­tin­ue talk­ing about home learn­ing, but to change its focus to learn­ing at any age. I’m open to posts from guest blog­gers with some­thing to say about home­school­ing or life­long learn­ing, as well. If you’re inter­est­ed, please con­tact me through the contact […]

New Site — Feel Like Writing?

One of the changes I’ve made in the last few weeks is to move the stuff I’ve writ­ten about love, rela­tion­ships, and com­mu­ni­ty to a new home, Felis Lunae. That’s a han­dle I’ve used on OKCu­pid and in oth­er places for years, so it’s a domain I hap­pened to have sit­ting around — no other […]

Review: So Mote It Be by Isobel Bird

Note: This is an ancient review, orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished 10 March 2001, that I’m just now con­vert­ing to Word­Press. Last night I took advan­tage of the qui­et due to hav­ing two kids gone on a camp­ing trip to read So Mote It Be, the first book of Iso­bel Bird’s Cir­cle of Three series.  I’d heard about […]

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