Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

My kid scientist. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your placein the family of things.Mary Oliver, Wild Geese What is the best curriculum for a well-brought-up person? Whatever the specifics of the curriculum used in … Continue reading Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

A Splendid Evening in Historic Downtown Fort Myers – 10 Twenty Five Gastropub and The 86 Room Speakeasy

Our neighborhood in Fort Myers is off of a famous street called McGregor Boulevard. McGregor Boulevard runs along the delta of the Caloosahatchee River, which drains the northern edge of the Everglades into the Gulf of Mexico, and leads to historic downtown Fort Myers. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison built winter estates side-by-side on McGregor … Continue reading A Splendid Evening in Historic Downtown Fort Myers – 10 Twenty Five Gastropub and The 86 Room Speakeasy

“Amazonian river monster” found in the Caloosahatchee

We live right on the Caloosahatchee River where it drains into the Gulf of Mexico. There are canals in our neighborhood where people keep their large sea-faring boats. The canals aren't especially deep and the neighborhood children love to swim in them. As we are of the "free-range" parenting persuasion, there is not much that … Continue reading “Amazonian river monster” found in the Caloosahatchee

A small Texas oil company wants to drill in Big Cypress National Preserve

A friend I made during our recent trip to Big Cypress National Preserve. Big Cypress National Preserve is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in the United States. It is also home to many threatened and endangered species - including the Florida Panther and West Indian Manatee - whose existence depends on park management … Continue reading A small Texas oil company wants to drill in Big Cypress National Preserve