One of the major advantages of homeschooling is freedom, the freedom to work on your own schedule, to ignore inconvenient educational mandates, and to do unconventional things. That is of course, also a potential disadvantage, but let’s forget about that. This week, I decided to do something unconventional. Because I can. I giveContinue reading “The Homeschooling Blues”
Category Archives: Parenting
Farewell to Ghilani
A dad kills his inexperienced family in a homebrew campaign for fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons.
The Dalton Highway: Part One
I don’t know what Fairbanks, Alaska is like when there isn’t a pandemic going on, but it didn’t put its best foot forward on my visit. That was disappointing, because at first glance, downtown was promising. The Chena River flows right through with a handful of pedestrian bridges crossing. There are nice little parksContinue reading “The Dalton Highway: Part One”
Exploring Kachemak Bay with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies: Part Two
The first several hours of the visit were a hike through the hilly forest all around the research station. The young women who were guiding us knew everything about the plants and animals of the forest. It was great to get the chance to pick their brains. We learned to avoid cow parsnip and devilsContinue reading “Exploring Kachemak Bay with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies: Part Two”
Exploring Kachemak Bay with the Alaskan Center for Coastal Studies: Part One
On the southwestern edge of the Kenai Peninsula is the small fishing town of Homer, Alaska. We had heard that it was a good jumping off point for expeditions into the national parks on the opposite side of Cook Inlet, so one day we drove down to see what we could scrounge up. IfContinue reading “Exploring Kachemak Bay with the Alaskan Center for Coastal Studies: Part One”
Kenai Fjords: The Four Ice Seals of the Apocalypse
Cooling down after our cruise with the four ice seals of the apocalypse
Kenai Fjords: Whale Watching among the Glaciers
Sightings of whales and other marine wildlife off the shores of Kenai Fjords.
Kenai Fjords: 43 of 62 (Part One)
A foray to Kenai Fjords and Seward, AK.
On our first morning in Nikiski, we decided to go back to the well from which the wildlife gods had favored us yesterday, home of the weasel: Captain Cook State Recreation Area. We went with the full intention of stopping at every possible point and exploring the park. Unfortunately, at the first viewpoint, alongContinue reading “Bearanoia”