Category Archives: Homeschooling

We are So Lucky

Little Birdie sets up bear traps. Ropes, logs, rocks, big and small. I am sent on a mission for red berries. For the bear bait. He places berries carefully into the trap, and instructs: now watch out, step back, and … Continue reading

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To Know and To Feel

“One stormy autumn night when my nephew Roger was about twenty months old I wrapped him in a blanket and carried him down to the beach in the rainy darkness. Out there, just at the eve of where-we-couldn’t-see, big waves … Continue reading

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If a Tree Falls in a Forest Unseen

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Three books have been sitting on my desk for the last few weeks: A Sand County Almanac with Other Essays … Continue reading

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Just Another Day in Research

Lukie, don’t go into the water, I ask I am not Lukie, I am a different person, and I am in research, I need to go into the water! My four-year old replies What a great spring day, the first … Continue reading

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Legends of Starved Rock

I am posting a few additional pictures of Starved Rock Park in Illinois, this is from our visit last October, and in addition to my recent post Soaring with Eagles at Canyon’s Edge. We had not visited Kaskaskia canyon yet, … Continue reading

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Soaring with Eagles at Canyon’s Edge

We climbed canyons at Starved Rock Park, all day. Little feet, tirelessly, up and down the mountain, over the creeks, across the forest trail. Life happens… We drive for an hour and 15 minutes to get there, to the #1 … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Farm

We spent Saturday on a farm, hoped to see baby lambs, but so far only one was born, and she was a month old already. Nevertheless, we had fun. Lessons learned: Cats love beef jerky, especially expensive one, just my … Continue reading

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Standing in Line with Nikita

I was at Trader Joe’s the other night stocking up on groceries for a week. Cashier insisted on packing up the stuff although I usually bag it myself. He was pretty good too, acrobatically amazing I should say, so I … Continue reading

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