Monthly Archives: March 2011

“How to Raise a Musical Child” Resources






The advent of recorded music has changed us. We can now listen to symphony orchestras on demand. We can hear music from across the ages on our cell phones. We have gained greater access, but the down side is that our relationship to music has become passive and it often times nothing more than filler. Continue reading






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What Would Ma Ingalls Do?






I’m not giving up the world of modern conveniences, I’m just looking at things differently with an eye toward the past. When I think of what Ma Ingalls would do, I also think of how my grandparents lived. They didn’t have a lot of these things either. As I ponder these things I am finding a richness in remembering them and in finding a slower way of living.






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Book Review: Possum Living






[ad name=”Google Adsense”] There’s a great little book I just read—Possum Living: How to Live Well without a Job and with (Almost) No Money.┬áIt was written back in the late 70’s by a then 18-year-old going by the pseudonym of … Continue reading






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Projects for 2011–In My Dreams






[ad name=”Google Adsense”] I’ve been thinking about projects that I want to accomplish this year. One of my problems with doing projects is that I spend way too much time learning about things, quite a bit of time accumulating supplies, … Continue reading






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Thinking on Chickens






[ad name=”Google Adsense”] We have had four Barred Plymouth Rock chickens since right after Thanksgiving. It has been a fun experience for us. It is surprising to me how easy they are to care for and how much I really … Continue reading






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“What Led You To Decide To Homeschool?”






This was the question a parent at Adam’s music class asked me tonight. I was set a little off guard by it because I didn’t just sit down and decide. It’s almost like it has been part of me always.






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Blessed Are The Cheese Makers






Making cheese is my latest kitchen experiment. As usual, I looked for the simplest recipe I could find. This one has only two ingredients.






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