Airstream Almanac – vol. 1

Airstream Almanac – vol. 1

Airstream Almanac – vol. 1

Airstream Almanac – vol. 1: Aug. 15, 2017.  “A Safe Place to Dream” We wish you were literally with us yesterday – instead of just being virtually connected by this screen that we share like big chairs on a front porch. Yesterday we hooked up Freedom, our Airstream, for her maiden voyage on the road. … Continue Reading

Two roads, two rooms, two targets

Two roads, two rooms, two targets

One YouTube video opened a whole new life for me.  The video was the original, feature-length “Two Roads” message – skillfully presented as only John Lynch can deliver.   It’s weird in a way; the video should’ve been old news.  I grew up a preacher’s kid; I spent almost more time in a church building… Continue Reading

Grace and grocery shopping

Grace and grocery shopping

Young moms are thrilled.  You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief across the nation as more and more grocery stores are offering the newest attraction in customer service. It used to be a quarter ride on a mechanical horse. You’d hear young parents as they passed the shiny, plastic animal entering the local… Continue Reading

Making Adolescence History

Making Adolescence History

What if?  What if we could make adolescence a chapter in the history books – not the disorder of future generations? What if “adolescence free” helped create an “anxiety free,” “learning disability free,” and “bully free” world? What if an “adolescence free” generation writes the last sentence in the sex-trafficking chapter in world history? Understanding… Continue Reading

The wrong recipe in education?

The wrong recipe in education?

About ten years ago I lived on a ranch in Comfort, TX.  (Yes, that’s really the name of the town!)  Getting to and from a “real” grocery store was a journey that took more than an hour.  Once I got “home” from school – I usually didn’t “run to the store for a few things.” One night,… Continue Reading

Not control. Trust.

Not control.  Trust.

These gentlemen have taught me just about everything I know about grace; grace changes everything. This post invites you to be inspired, encouraged, affirmed, and challenged by their own words and their own voices.  Enjoy the podcast. “How do we help our children develop the ability to make thoughtful choices, not just follow rules or… Continue Reading

What if school – and life – could be different?

What if school – and life – could be different?

Describing ordinary is easy; describing remarkable sometimes leaves us speechless. Speechless is good if it’s the grand canyon or an extraordinary dessert.  But words are essential when you want to tell others about something important – and hopeful. This is where we find ourselves in offering a non-traditional education.  Very little of our time with… Continue Reading

A Story, Cross-firing Part II

A Story, Cross-firing Part II

The story continues.  (see part I) In lane three, life – and, therefore, education – is about well-balanced nutrition.  The focus of the adults is input, not output. Celebrating this kind of growth reminds me of spring 2009. Ambleside School of Fredericksburg, a school with a tiny enrollment of about 100, was well acclaimed for… Continue Reading