Monday, June 14, 2010

Adios mi amigo playa carillo

Stress relief. .. preparing to travel. . By foot/bus/instincts

Costa Rica By Bus

Merrillee was so very initially excited about travel by bus...
Her second time only traveling by bus/trolley. . Her first was in San Francisco. .  This was a slow ride from canas to tilaran.. or was it tilaran to arenal. .. ?

Playa Carrillo

blessed be

Buying Local. . Fresh Fish

Playa Carrillo

Church Almost 500 Year's Old

The thing to see in Nicoya, Guanacaste province, Costa rica . . Especially If you're into churches.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Big Sur, South of San Fransisco, Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay

Big Sur, South of San Fransisco, Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Julia Pfeiffer.. Falls

This beach and homesite was owned for awhile by a wealthy heiress from
Boston... This amazing beach and falls was her view from her house.
They had their own rail system to bring parties for the decent to the
beach. Part of her (Julia Pfeifer's) wish and stipulation (something
the new CA park system loves), was that upon her death and donation of
this place/beach to the park system, that accesss to the beach be
restricted. The paths to the beach are longer accessible and there is
quite a bit of foot traffic along the overlook trails.. The
beach/falls "in order to maintain pristineness" is for "viewing only."
Beautiful.. but if you dream of standing under that waterfall.. keep dreaming!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stafford's On The Road and the Mark Twain Quote

Stafford's On The Road
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~Mark Twain

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Muir Woods

Muir Woods Collage
This day we went to Muir woods and then Muir beach again
All named after, dedicated to John Muir - Naturalist, Naturist,
freedom lover who walked most everywhere and slept where-ever he
happened to be.

Golden Gate - San Fransisco

Our first stop was the Marin Headlands, National (people's) Park before crossing the Golden Gate bridge. Some other photos include Alcatraz, our first trolley car ride with friend's, Sophie ...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Almost to San Fransisco

The highway is pretty wild coming down into San Fransisco. Well this
was where we were 1 month ago and it is easy to miss your turn. We
made it to Muir beach as planned after a short detour. Don't plan to
free camp here. We were asked to leave around 8 PM and headed back up
the coastal road north a few miles before finding a pull off.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Giants

once amongst the vibrants ones...
we zing...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lost and Found

Top of Harris Butte, Brookings, OR

Founder's Grove

The Redwoods.. Still,
Straight up, awe-way...
 Success Con-serv-ation, stor-aye!
Anni-hil-a-tor tour-de-force, primeire' - 
defeatism, nay, All...
Smiles ..

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Del Norte Redwoods

Shortly south of Brookings, OR an amazing hike .... .

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

And we're ready to roll again

Because we love Brookings, OR so much ... we had to look back and put up a
few more photos first to move forth...

Okay Now you all ... we all should be ready to move-on on our trip..
Cali... the Northern 1000 miles of coastline..

What Unschooling is not

We cannot tell you what unschooling is when the point of unschooling is to unleash the individual. Because to nurture self-expression and inspiration and find the unique individual purpose within, is different for everyone.

We cannot tell you what unschooling is going to be for you and your children because unschooling is an individual experience. We can only refer to what unschooling is not. Each individual has a multitude of possibilities and inspirations. It is our role as parents to lend support and guidance so our children can realize their purpose as it comes to them.

This unfolding process can appear through examples and experiences, mentors. As long as you're there in support and as facilitator you offer opportunity to learn via freewill according to inner directive. That 'stewardship,' of our children, is the role as we see it, as parents. We learn as much from our children as we expect them to learn from us.

Unschooling is not instructive but constructive. Unschooling is not curriculum nor assessment based but more about becoming, about faith in natural processes unfolding, rites of certain passage. The best we can do most of the time is get out the way. Unschooling is not a rat-race but self-paced. Unschooling is not competitive but cooperative. Unschooling does not sacrifice the individual for the whole but waters the roots to enjoy the fruits..

At home with

At home with

Missing component in Education today

One critical missing component of typical education today is a focus on the development of Emotional Intelligence. You have probably heard of it. It ultimately has to do with the empowerment phase necessary of balanced education. This is opposed as you know to disempowerment. People who are achieved in emotional intelligence can actually put knowledge to work effectively. Those with limited experience in this area accumulate knowledge in the left brain while the right brain gets a headache. Connections become lost due to fragmented understanding. As coursework was taught to them in fragmented ways so goes the confused, undeveloped in emotional development and disempowered not knowing why. By designing the modern-cultural aspects of education devoid of relevant connection with emotional intelligence, modern culture is, by-design neutered. .. Devoid of the tools necessary for its' own empowerment. . Something critical to us all, at such rapidly transitory times.. We must evolve and Adapt. An immediate good first step could be a degree of Unschooling for all teachers with emphasis and inclusion to learning how to bring E.I. to the class.