I’m not entirely sure what it is. Maybe it’s the gentle beauty that emanates from them. Maybe it’s their sheer size. Maybe it’s the unbelievable grace that they possess despite the fact that they weigh upwards of forty tons. Whatever it is, humans have been fascinated by whales for centuries. They play a massive part […]
It’s a beautiful house, ours. A lovely big kitchen, a nice living room, and a flourishing garden. It isn’t far into town, there’s a park just down the road, a lovely homeschooling community that meets there once a week, and a pub with live music every Saturday night. As close to perfect as we could […]
Schooling on the road, with textbooks or without them. Letting the world be your teacher. Everyone has their own definition of world-schooling. Some people love it. Others are skeptical. I’ve been world-schooling for most of my life. Has it ruined my childhood? Oh yes, it most certainly has, in a few ways: 1: I’ve become […]
I think I can easily say that my seventeenth birthday was far more incredible than I could’ve ever dreamed it could be. It lasted for three days, through some miraculous twist of space and time, and merged into both Elisha’s and Mom’s birthdays. Three days of fun with my family, as well as with a […]
Let me begin by saying that I couldn’t have asked for (or dreamed of) a better seventeenth birthday than the one I’ve had. It was brilliant. Fantastic. Epic beyond description or imagination. And, miraculously, it somehow stretched into three full days of awesomeness. I thank my parents for that. On a frigid winter morning, three […]
Free time is just as important for our schooling as scheduled activities and courses. It gives us the ability to exercise our imaginations, to explore things on our own, and to learn about the things we take interest in. I think boredom is something that ought to be embraced. When you’re “bored” your brain has the opportunity to discover a new interest, or to come up with a fantastic new idea. As a rule, I never say that I’m bored. I think it’s an excuse for not finding something interesting to do. Have you ever noticed that people who claim to be bored can’t seem to get out of it, no matter what activity they’re handed? Boredom is a state of mind, which would be better replaced with imagination, and will be if you give it enough time. So, if you can, get bored! You never know what you’ll learn!