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  1. Home school lessons from the pool

    I live in the middle of what I like to refer to as the ‘great, white soulless suburbs', outside of Richmond, VA. People around here take classes seriously - gymnastic, dance, sports teams, music lessons, karate lessons, cotillion (fancy dance lessons for preteens), and so on. And don't forget the private tutors hired to help the preschoolers prepare for entrance exams to the most prestigious grade schools!



    So when I spend my lazy summers at the pool, swim lessons ...
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  2. My blogs

    I have a blog (related to education) at http://www.buccaneerscholar.com

    and another one (related to software testing) at http://www.satisfice.com/blog
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  3. Who Knew?

    Whatever mysterious group or individual created SecularHomeschool.com - thanks!

    I recently enjoyed a Non Sequitur comic introducing the concept of "pre-conceptual science" , which helped explain to me why "all the research" keeps concluding that most people are homeschooling for religious reasons, even as I see plenty of evidence with my own eyes and 15+ years experience that suggests otherwise, not to mention the results of a nearly 1000 person survey (PDF) LIFE ...
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  4. Long Summer

    Summer of 2008, I was going to be home with the boys all summer, and Heron would be gone for much of it. Oh, Orion did spend 2 weeks at my mom, but still, I was nervous about being home alone with the boys. I needed a new computer password, and I chose ‘longsummer', because I was sure the summer would be painfully long, and I would be wishing that fall and school would come faster!



    Well, surprisingly, it didn't feel that way. Sure the boys got tired of the pool ...
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