Tag Archives: reflection

ANZAC day – My grandad’s war stories.

Anzac day is a hugely important holiday in Australia. In many ways, it has become the de facto national day. Unlike Australia day, which is somewhat arbitrary and often divisive, Anzac day has a much deeper sense of purpose to … Continue reading

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A thousand hours

So the other day, we reached the end of our school year. It was something of an anticlimax, to be honest. I told my boy that we had finished everything and how proud I was of him for doing it … Continue reading

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I have an interview…

I am pretty excited to have been interviewed by┬áDavid from An Unschooled Future. Quite a fascinating character, I find his reasons for doing what he does just compelling. About the only other homeschool blog written by a dad┬áthat I read … Continue reading

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Do you mark their work?

As a young boy, I had the extreme good fortune of having a mum who worked as the assistant librarian at the school library. I spent endless hours hanging around in there, slowly working my way around the shelves. By … Continue reading

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Poke this

I had a friend over the other night who told me a strange little anecdote. He had been at an old school friends house, noting with quiet disapproval how many unplayed with toys their kids had. This led him to … Continue reading

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