Good Posture, Good Food, and Lots of Good Coconuts

Dear Family,


Trying to open the kefir jar: “This lid is SO tight--it's frickin' JAMMED on!”

Standing outside on the boulder near the sandbox: “I'm the tip of the mountain! I'm gonna jump into the deep of the snow.”

Pondering the possibilities: “If I had extra arms, and cut off this [his head], I could carry it.”

Amazing Aborigines, Conscientious Objectors, Breasts In Use (+Bare feet), Urinary Fingerprints - Fascinating Articles This Week

Here is fermentation advice aplenty...


A good article for Current-Events-Challenged individuals such as myself, on the topic of the recent Egyptian Revolution.


I'm very curious about applying this “conscientious objector” tactic to similarly silly laws as they currently apply to unschoolers.


News from the Cranky Canary, and Other Mundanities

Dear Family,

“But I won't be no runaway
Cause I won't run
No, I won't be no runaway.”

--The National, “Runaway”



House Pets, Anxiety Addiction, and The Crazy Sad Loss of Native Nutritional Wisdom - Fascinating Articles This Week

It turns out that house pets need good nutrition, too.

Our friends recently got a puppy, who subsequently (on the day it received simultaneous de-worming medication and a vaccination) developed diarrhea that continued 24 hours per day for (too) many days in a row.

Human Health, Hotness, and How not to Give Up Hope

Dear Family,

I am reading “Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Foods,” by Cate Shanahan. Also, am continuing to read Weston Price. And I tell you, I am tired of the word “degenerate.”

I also am totally intrigued, and want to understand: what does it mean to be human and _healthy_? How does one do what we are, in the end, unofficially programmed to do: conceive and birth and raise healthy children?

A Performance to Remember, and A Silly Thing About Educational Activities

Dear Family,

“...Pippi, can you tell me what seven and five are?”

Pippie, astonished and dismayed, looked at [the teacher] and said, “Well, if you don't know that yourself, you needn't think I'm going to tell you.”

All the children stared in horror at Pippi, and the teacher explained that one couldn’t answer that way in school.

“I beg your pardon,” said Pippi contritely. “I didn't know that. I won't do it again.”

“No, let us hope not,” said the teacher. “And now I will tell you that seven and five are twelve.”

Weston Price, Women's Work, and Unschooling the Art of Human Health - Fascinating Articles this Week

“Cooking is not seen as a universal skill of self-sufficiency and adulthood... We are surprised when someone doesn't know how to drive a car, but we are not at all surprised when someone doesn't know how to cook. Large corporations are more than happy to keep us in this state of helplessness. It creates a huge market for factory-processed products and fast food.”

--Jessica Prentice, “Full Moon Feast”


Projectiles, Patience, and Why We Need More Sleep

Dear Family,

Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me--
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.

--Shel Silverstein, “Where the Sidewalk Ends”


“Nobody ever tells you that growing up costs so much!”




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