Trash Adventures

Homeschooling in a pandemic: Trash Adventures Birch and I have been going on “trash adventures” into the woods around our house to collect garbage. We have now found multiple areas where people just dumped all their trash in the forest many years ago. Glass bottles, old ones. Shoes that have fallen apart. 1970s wallpaper. A…

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Fear of Death

It seems the collective mission(s) are to slow the spread of the virus so as not to overwhelm the medical system and to save as many lives as possible. What is the value of life? And how do we value life? An extraordinary amount of earth resources and money are spent to “maintain life” medically…

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Homeschooling

One of Birch’s classmates parents sent out an email to all the first grade parents, which, like a global pandemic, is also unprecedented. I watched the flurry of responses about schedules and structured math and reading time come in. It seems like everyone has a very structured schedule! I noticed, seeing this after day 1…

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