Her latest endeavor is a new book titled, The World Is Our Classroom: How One Family Used Nature and Travel to Shape an Extraordinary Education on how she alternatively raised & educated her children.
It was about the same time that my palms began to blister from squeezing the lopers closed over blackberry stems, striped maple, etc. after a few very slow miles into the morning. The same time that Todd nicked his leg with the machete as he swung it vigorously at the … Continue Reading Gratitude is a Mature Virtue
Who Am I? I’m really an artist masquerading around like a writer. Or at least if you look at my formal education, over 4 years of learning as a fine arts-painter, attending Indiana U of PA and the Pennsylvania Academy of Art in Philadelphia, the oldest art school and one … Continue Reading “What it Takes to be a Freelance Writer” Keynote at Penn State’s “Freelance-a-thon” Conference
I needed to get out of the house and stretch my legs, free my mind of words, after a day of editing, so I headed for the trails along the top of Red Mountain, the long ridge on which we built our log home 25 years ago. These are the … Continue Reading Mourning the Death of my Backyard Forest
When was the last time you saw a few adults in their 40-50-60’s even, pulling a sled up a hill only to just come down and do it again? A bunch of adults, even a couple, WITHOUT children? Probably never. Does that whole act seem “unproductive” to most adults? Are … Continue Reading First Rule- Always Pull a Sled Behind You
When we were youngsters, we kids used to pile into our parents’ bed in the mornings, all four of us. When they put a television in their room, my sister and I frequented it even more as we used to watch “The Early Show” movies after school and “One Step … Continue Reading The Secret is Keeping Your Bed Small