Educating with Voice

“If the traditional Rs (reading, writing, and arithmetic) are the basics that we want our children to master academically, then reverence, respect, and responsibility are the three Rs IMG_2113that our children need to master for the sake of their souls and the health of the world.”

Zoe Weil, Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times

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Firmly Afoot… Wherever That May Be.

“Where should I go?” -Alice. “That depends on where you want to end up.” – The Cheshire Cat.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Streaming images on social media are an endless temptation to pack it all up, sell my dog and see, see, see the world! Okay, a bit ridiculous, no one would ever pay me for my dog… but you get the gist.

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Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, Que.
“Why it’s simply impassible! Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible? Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing’s impossible!” ― Lewis Carroll

As a part-time, obsessive-compulsive perfectionist, I’d love someone to give me ONE concise list of where I should travel. The options and subjectivity surrounding the awesome affluence of opinions make my mind dream in a flurry.  I’m a realist after all.  I know I can’t go everywhere but letting go of my tendency to over-think my choices and just get my feet somewhere, is… well, a bit daunting.

Three weeks. Threeee weeks. We’re talking ‘working’ weeks. So, subtract 10 of those days for summer fun with my children, 3–because you just never know what might come up, and you’re (I’m) left with 2. Days, that is.  See why I’m neurotic.

to be continued…