Faith, Homeschool, Nature

Beauty in Chaos

Though the snowy view out my window testifies to the contrary —SPRING is emerging in the northern latitudes! Along with long awaited green, spring ushers in the arrival of the constellations Leo, Auriga and Boōtes; showcasing their brilliant stars Regulus, Capella and Arcturus, respectively. Spring also promises sightings of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury on the… Continue reading Beauty in Chaos

Faith, Homeschool, Nature

Re-purposing My Nest: Part 1

We called her Phoebe Anne; though what she called herself I really couldn’t say. Every spring, from parts unknown, she showed up at our front door with her lover in tow. As spring rains gave way to lush green, Phoebe Anne occupied her days preparing for the anticipated arrival of her new clutch. Mornings echoed… Continue reading Re-purposing My Nest: Part 1

Faith, Homeschool, Life

Raising the Standard

I’m a slight history buff —something I only realized when I began teaching the subject in our little home-school classroom. After years of teaching science (preceded by years of studying math and science) delving into the humanities was a welcome breath of fresh air. Reading tales set in distant times and cultures held me as… Continue reading Raising the Standard

Faith, Family, Homeschool, Nature

Cloud Watching

Whether it was two days, a month, or a year that the cloud remained above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would remain encamped and not journey; but when it was taken up, they would journey.  Numbers 9:22 "If you don’t like the weather, wait an hour." —that was a common maxim I heard growing… Continue reading Cloud Watching

Faith, Homeschool, Nature, Parenting

Swapping Lenses

Two of my children, Ben and Maggie, have a passion for photography. Both gravitated toward the camera early on, progressing naturally from fuzzy snapshots of family and pets taken on a little Instamatic camera, to the creation of photographs artfully composed with much more complex models. Both have enjoyed the process of mastering the camera—the… Continue reading Swapping Lenses

Faith, Homeschool

Unlearning

My journey from teenager to 50-something has paralleled the evolution from the mind-blowing game of “Pong” (Remember that rush?) to the sophisticated world of online technology we enjoy today. If you’ve been reading my blog you know that my life was abruptly disconnected from that world recently; throwing me headlong, or should I say backward… Continue reading Unlearning