Cultivating creativity, wisdom, and virtue in an ordinary life: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Soul Care.

"If virtue & knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslav'd. This will be their great security." Samuel Adams

A Poem for Independence Day 2015

In honor of Independence Day 2015, here is a classic poem about the nickname of the American flag. Use it as copywork or just enjoy it! I’ve also included a stirring rendition of America the Beautiful and few pithy quotes....

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.” Benjamin Franklin

Big-Rock Planning

Big-Rock Planning for Life Whether you are planning a homeschool year or just mapping out a routine for life, don’t forget to start planning with the big rocks—the things that matter most. Big-rock planning works in every area of life. I’ve written about it...

Old boxcar against a western sky.

Westward ho! Adding Context to Travel

We are preparing for the WHO conference in Washington state and GHC in Ontario, California and as I always do when going westward, I start thinking of classic poetry, western songs, and big beautiful sky. For me, it is a way...

Springtime by Claude Monet, 1872

Ideas Worth Sharing: On Learning, Practicing, Autism, Entrepreneurship, and Dressing Well — IWS #2

I have a habit of adding great articles to my reading list, so I can read them more than once. Sometimes I don’t get back to them for awhile, and usually when I do, the delight remains. Some of the...

Celebrating the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth.

Dante’s 750th Anniversary, Properly Celebrated

The 750th anniversary of the birth of the great poet Dante Alighieri is being fittingly celebrated today in Italy. Oscar-winning actor Roberto Benigni will visit the Italian Senate to read from Dante’s masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, to an audience that will include Italy’s...

The sky is falling!

The Blog Move: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Soul Care

I’ve had two blogs for quite awhile. One was all about homeschooling, and this one was about entrepreneurship. Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed that topics were beginning to overlap, so I finally made the leap and moved...

SWOT Analysis for microbusiness.

SWOT Analysis for Microbusiness

How to use SWOT Analysis for small business It’s been one of those weeks. It all started last week when my internet connection almost stopped working right before a conference. That’s the moment when a lot of things need to come...

How to memorize using classic methods.

How to Memorize

How (and why) to memorize using the first-letter method or the method of loci.

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