Inspire Kids: Slow motion of running cheetah

My husband found this awesome video on Boing Boing: Fantastic slow motion video of sprinting cheetah.  Of course he sent it to the six-year-old!  Not only is it a stunning video, I think it's a good example of how photography can help us learn more about animals and our world.  Watch it until the very end to … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Slow motion of running cheetah

Worthy Reads or Maybe Not?

I'm holding off on my regular Worthy Reads to show you this onslaught of articles in the media about families wanting to homeschool after the massacre. I have great reservations about this, and I have a written my own response to this that will be published in the Barrow Journal on January 2, 2013.  I … Continue reading Worthy Reads or Maybe Not?

What Will The New Year Bring?

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on December 26, 2012. My spirit is dampened by the shootings in Connecticut, and more so by all the vitriol in the news media. There's a dust storm in the air, and it's not going to settle any time soon. I hardly know what to make of it … Continue reading What Will The New Year Bring?

Inspire Kids: Evolution of a Puppet Horse

This Ted Talk was shared with me by The Cultivated Mother (whose blog about homeschooling and living in Japan is great, by the way!)  She knows that we love puppets in this house, so she thought the six-year-old might like this.  It's long, and it may not interest younger children.  I had to prep my six-year-old … Continue reading Inspire Kids: Evolution of a Puppet Horse

Merry Christmas and My Gift to You

Merry Christmas. Wherever you are, or whatever you are celebrating today, I hope you are warm, healthy, and well-loved. And now is as good of a time as any to start what I hope will be a new tradition on this blog....my sharing stories with you.  I've been thinking about it for awhile, and I don't … Continue reading Merry Christmas and My Gift to You

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

Here it is Christmas Eve, and I know that I should be writing a cheery post for the holiday season, but I've been sad lately.  I'm sad about several things: family who don't want to spend the holidays together, people with strident views who let it interfere with their relationships, long lost friends who I once … Continue reading It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

Sad Tidings, Good Tidings

This is Josh. I told you he was adorable. Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on December 19, 2012. Last week I wrote a draft of this column and titled it “Good Tidings.”  I wanted to tell you how my children have decked my halls with Christmas decorations and how, during this … Continue reading Sad Tidings, Good Tidings