Clara's Clearing

Clara's Clearing

Pi Day

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today is March 14, or 3.14 – or shall we say π?  More

Time, time, time -- or quantitative un-easing

Thursday, December 02, 2010

I’m not finished with my negative/positive resistance topic – and I am going to interject myself into the child raising/educating picture some more. More

The role of chance

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This blog is part of Educating My Boy: Chronicles of a Free-Schooler

What I am going to do in the next series of blogs is to record some of the “lessons” that I prepare for my son. But before I embark on the planned part of our curriculum I want to pay homage to the role chance plays in what Jack studies. In fact the very “curriculum” that I’m going to blog about came to us by chance.

The dusting of books...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A while ago I wrote about our decision to move out of San Francisco. Well, the move is upon us. We’re packing, loading, cleaning, painting, etc., hence my laxness in writing blogs.

Amazing Opposites

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

My son Jack gave the title to this blog. This is how it came about:

The Homeschoolers' Conference

Saturday, August 21, 2010

One of the first pieces of advice I received from fellow homeschoolers was: Don’t miss the conference! One far-sighted mom made me make my reservation right on the spot, sitting at the kitchen table of another homeschooling mom, on my i-Phone. I’m sure glad I did. More

Are homeschoolers entitled to summer vacation?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

This blog is part of Educating My Boy: Chronicles of a Free-Schooler

This is our first summer as homeschoolers. My son left school in February and I did some official “teaching” from March through May. Come June, however, Jack started rebelling against our “lessons.”

Uncertainty, Improvisation, Approximation

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This blog is part of Educating My Boy: Chronicles of a Free-Schooler

While going through emotional breakdowns and making life changes I don’t expect myself to be “teaching” or my son “studying” an awful lot. Math has completely slipped but we do keep on plodding through my version of a liberal arts “curriculum.”  As I pick books and read and discuss them with Jack I give education more thought than I probably ever did. I am determined to give my son an excellent education. (Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon… and for the rest of his life.)

After the honeymoon, the crash

Sunday, June 06, 2010

This blog is part of Educating My Boy: Chronicles of a Free-Schooler

Well, it was bound to happen, wasn't it?!

I see you, child, and you are good (A different kind of city encounter)

Friday, May 28, 2010

After I wrote a previous blog about the creeps one meets on city streets, I started taking mental notes about the different kinds of people one meets day to day. This is certainly part of a kid’s education. Exactly a week after my encounter with the neighbor who tried to intimidate my son and I not to play in the park we had an exactly opposite encounter.  More


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