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How Consumerism Deprives Us of Creativity

Before all this, I used to buy shoes like they were going out of style. Um, yeah. You know what I mean. I bought into that silly concept that you can never have… Continue reading

Score Another One for Homeschooling

We homeschool, but on the books we’re public school students. We run our homeschool through an independent study charter school, Ocean Grove. In exchange for meeting with an Education Specialist once a month… Continue reading

Ode to Giovanni

Sing in me, Muse, and tell the story of that boy, skilled in ways not measured by tests; that lifter of rocks and low spirits; who reads not books, but hearts; Giovanni The… Continue reading

All Systems Go. Kinda, Sorta.

Nobody said this was going to be easy. Our first week on the land was all about getting our systems up and running. Shelter, check. Water: We have running water from our 10,000… Continue reading

For Sale: Someone Else’s American Dream

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. —Henry David Thoreau Today, we put… Continue reading

Instead of Stuff: The Gift of Handwritten

So Christmas was yesterday. With all the day-after sales, folks are out en force shopping some more. Christmas was yesterday. And I still have another thought on gift-giving. Blame it on my friend.… Continue reading