The world hasn’t ended: 6 things I still get to do, even with the election results in.

Tomorrow, attend a lecture at the local university given by a Methodist preacher and doctor of divinity from England who researches Temple Theology, because we still have freedom of religion. Teach my sons history as part of our homeschooling, because the home is still sacred and the center of all worthwhile learning. Purchase online some … Continue reading The world hasn’t ended: 6 things I still get to do, even with the election results in.

America’s the land of revolutions; let’s start another one!

There are revolutions happening all around us in America, but we don't always recognize them. But once we do, we realize we can be part of them. If we dare. Most of these revolutions arise from breaking with the status quo of our ancestors. And not just talking about change, but actually being part of … Continue reading America’s the land of revolutions; let’s start another one!

My kids are high school dropouts, and I couldn’t be happier about it

My 17-year-old daughter has been awarded an academic scholarship to the university she’s attending this fall. But she wasn’t mentioned in the assembly the high school held last week honoring scholarship recipients. She’s leaving high school with a 3.9 GPA, but she won’t receive any honors. She quietly walked away from school yesterday, and didn’t … Continue reading My kids are high school dropouts, and I couldn’t be happier about it

Why we quit Common Core

“Why is it considered a burden for parents to select what’s best for their children to learn? That’s the parents’ duty. My job is to help the parents provide that teaching.” ~Mahrree Peto, The Forest at the Edge of the World I drafted those words—the question of a school teacher in a different time and … Continue reading Why we quit Common Core