13 Ways of Looking at White Privilege

(I am not actually going to list 13 ways. The title is just a riff on the Wallace Stevens poem, and a suggestion that there are an endless number of angles and perspectives on this issue.) I know that my angry rumination on yet another shameful episode at my alma mater is not entirely healthy. […]

A Bit about Unschooling

I’ve been wanting to write a post about how my desire to live deliberately affects the choices Todd and I have made about our kids’ learning. Every time I think about writing about homeschooling/unschooling, though, I feel I need to offer several paragraphs of caveats and disclaimers. I can’t possibly address all of the angles […]

Lightening My Load

I have been thinking about cutting my hair for quite a while, and decided that the time of transitioning to a new year is as good a time as any to go ahead and do it. It’s a big change, and I have a few different reasons for making it. First, on a completely practical […]

Going to the Woods

I am not generally a big fan of New Years’ resolutions, or resolutions in general, or even resolve. I am more likely to casually ponder doing something than to resolve to do it. Consequently, there are many things that I ponder but never actually do. I consider my lack of accomplishment a fair trade-off for […]