We have started over, at the beginning, and I am SO glad. Modern history is, of course, worthwhile as a subject – interesting, intriguing, invaluable for understanding our world – but my kiddos, at 9 and 11, want Good Guys and Bad Guys. Trying to explain the subtleties of shifting alliances and what “national interests” are – meh. It’ll be much more interesting to me (and hopefully, to them) when they are 13 and 15. We know so much about the whys of modern history that the details bog the kids
Our land was once part of a pristine wilderness. We hope to recreate that environment, to erase all traces of human interference with nature. Just kidding. It’s true that the land was once “untouched,” but that was long, long ago. Much of the “wilderness” around here is at best second growth boreal forest. The early history of Fairbanks – building and heating the town, mining the hills, stoking the boilers of the steamboats – took a lot of wood, and rearranged mountains of earth. Before that,
I posted to my blog today!!
The post itself, while cute, is nothing much (Halloween pictures - Boy as a leopard kitten wearing an aye-aye costume and Girl as Count No-Fangsula) - but I actually posted!!
For those of you who are good about blogging, what is your routine?