Empowered

22. December 2019 education, wisdom 0
Ah the feeling of empowerment, hands-on learning is phenomenal. Retrieving experience for later with something to look forward to. Something to wake up for, something meaningful. I’m already a caregiver. Unpaid of course yet the rewards are personal. Similar to my mother-in-law, Juan, whom I love and appreciate, we enjoy our indoor landscape with our ...

Self sufficient

Relying on other people for *character can be disappointing. As a child, I wandered the woods for solitude. Quality time has developed my individuality—personality is what I struggled with. Then, I felt unimportant. Today, I’m still unimportant. The main difference is the developed sense of myself. One of my peers went so far as to ...

Fund Raiser

21. February 2018 education 0
I was considering creating a private auction for my estimated 8′ tall Ponytail Palm (beaucarnea recurvata). This specimen is 31 years old. I planted 3 seeds in miniature containers. Two thrived. I’m a florist by hobby. Both specimens are the same age. Home improvement crisis funds are needed. I’m not thrilled about parting with this. ...

Unschool

24. February 2017 education 0
Unschooling is a term that probably makes us contemplate the uneducated. Quite the contrary; “unschoolery” is simply learning for pleasure. Unschoolers (ideally) advance from personal interests. “Because it’s fun, or fascinating, or they care” (Leo Babauta, 2014). However, everyone is not a potential candidate for home education or self-directed learning. Sometimes, people need guidance; other ...