Author: daphne

Thoughts

Technology For The Curious

I’m working on a project that really brings into focus the “death of the mid-level attention span.” Meaning that, these days, we either want things short and quick or completely immersive and draws us in time and time again. There’s no in-between. And I’m not quite certain what to make …
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Increasing Intelligence

I have affirmations that I look at and read every single day. It occurred to me that I didn’t really have statements written down that serve as guideposts for me as a homeschooling parent as well as a lifelong learner. I realized that needed to change. This is what I …
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Committed Bananas!

I came across this tweet that was mentioned by Dense Discovery’s newsletter and it literally stopped me in my tracks. It’s obviously an oversimplified version of what our society has evolved or, some might say, devolved into. I read this and felt hurt by it. I think this is because …
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Becoming

I was reading one of my favorite newsletters, one that I actually still receive in the snail-mail and sit down on my kitchen table to read with a cup of tea. It’s an excellent newsletter written by Dan Louzonis, a brilliant homeschool dad and founder of The Einstein Blueprint. Many …
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Faux Fliers

I stumbled on to Nathaniel Russell and his fake fliers work which I thought was absolutely brilliant. They are funny, thought-provoking, and a ruffian commentary on the state of our society. Nevertheless, they are a creative way of looking at things. I am trying to dedicate starting my Saturdays out …
Homeschool

What’s Under Our Microscope Lately?

My 5yo has been obsessed with crystal growing recently. We purchased a crystal growing kit from our local Michaels store and proceeded to make a rainbow of crystals that are blooming on our classroom windowsill. Once they’ve grown, we break a little piece off and inspect those pieces under our …