When I was talking about our local unschooling group, when the kids were little, I misspoke. I said
"Some people got kinda cranky with us when we kept running it," but I meant "stopped running it." Sorry about that.
I named Julie Rice-McClure as someone they've known since they were little, from that group, but Brett Henry (known to some of those who'll read this) is another one they still have regularly in their lives.
The links I mentioned:
The conferences are linked here: sandradodd.com/speaking
How many social groups and chatgroups are you on? I said four. I think five, though. Two social-forums sites, the message board at unschooling.info/forum, AlwaysLearning@yahoogroups and UnschoolingDiscussion@googlegroups. Five, then. Three of them aren't very busy lately.
The "optimal" quote was this:
If each person is as kind and generous and good as he or she can be, then the situation will be optimal.Stunning, that someone wanted to dispute that...
And Schuyler Wayforth paraphrased it even better:
Even on a bad day, if everyone is being as generous and kind as they are capable of it is better than if they aren't.
When I talked about addressing other parents in stores I said "grocery store" but I wish I'd just said "store." One was Target, one was at the library, and one was at Lowe's, and one was in Walmart. The neighbor problem was over the fence once and in the vacant lot near our houses another time.
Here's something for those who might not know what owl pellets are.
I got cut off, maybe by the podcast site. That's okay. The thing I was saying when I knew I'd been disconnected was that blogs are a great way to learn more about other families' unschooling experiences, with photos. I was giving the address of this blog. So never mind that; here you are, and you already know that blogs lead to other blogs!
MORE COMMENTS LATER:
UnschoolingSupermom wrote on her blog about this: http://unschoolingsupermom.blogspot.com/2008/09/sandra-dodd.html
And the quote I kind of haltingly gave during the "Learn Nothing Day" part of the podcast interview was this: