Unschooling: Writing your first paper EVER for Graduation

Recently, my oldest son wrote something–for basically the second time in his life.

He’s 18, and ready to graduate this month. We made up a list together, tweaked several times, about what we both felt made up a well-rounded and useful list of experiences, accomplishments, things to read, and so on.

Writing has never been a big thing for him. He’s fine with basic communication via email, etc. He knows how to interact online, obviously, and can do a good job of being professional as well.

But as far as writing “essays” or “reports”, that wasn’t really something on his priority list. He’s never been into “literature”, although he did go thru a jag of reading fantasy novels when he was maybe 14. Continue reading

The Rainbow Bridge – A Birthday Story for my Boys

A Rainbow Bridge story is sometimes written to welcome a child Earthside. It tells a tale of pre-birth consciousness. This is the cosmic story of my 4th and 5th children, adapted from our Knowing and my Imagination.


Once upon a time, in a land of time unchanging, beyond the Rainbow Bridge and the River of Forgetfulness…there lived two spirit children.

They lived with the moon and sun, amidst the stars, with many spirit-beings–and they were peaceful and happy.

One day, they happened to notice a beautiful blue orb, far away–yet somehow, not so far. The orb seemed to call to them, and so they asked the spirits about it.

“That orb is the world, our Mother Earth.”

“May we go there?” the children asked.

“Perhaps,” the spirits replied. “But you cannot go at the same time. The world is not yet ready for both of you at once.” So the children waited. Continue reading