Category: Homeschooling

Aly Graduates!

By , April 10, 2015

In the midst of all the activity surrounding the power system and other doings around here, a very significant family event occurred: Aly graduated from college!

In keeping with her unschooling secondary education (see Unchooling: Self-Directed Learning on the Homestead) she accelerated her curriculum and finished a quarter early, in a true quarter system, meaning that she finished in 2/3 of a standard school year. She completed her studies for her Bachelors Degree March 17th. Continue reading 'Aly Graduates!'»

“I Would Bring You Ireland”

By , March 17, 2014

One of Nanci Griffith’s most beautiful songs, I Would Bring You Ireland, has been on my mind these days.

Saint Patrick’s Day has paled as a celebration for my family in the last decade or so, as we’ve realized it’s far less an Irish observance in this country than an Irish American celebration—the American version of what it means to be Irish. Continue reading '“I Would Bring You Ireland”'»

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