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Readers of this blog know that my family and I love the papercut art of Nikki McClure. Her annual calendar graces the space above my wife’s desk every year. And I recently posted on Instagram these two images, one showing … Continue reading
A thought: Exploring nature with your child is largely a matter of becoming receptive to what lies all around you. It is learning again to use your eyes, ears, nostrils and fingertips, opening up the disused channels of sensory perception. … Continue reading
Today is the 107th anniversary of the birth of naturalist, environmentalist, and author Rachel Carson, and Google has honored her today with a splendid doodle: Today’s thought is from Carson, one I’ve shared before: If a child is to keep … Continue reading
A thought: I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then … Continue reading
I really enjoyed reading this new biography of Rachel Carson earlier this year. Souder touches on her work on an article in 1956, “Help Your Child to Wonder,” which later became the book, The Sense of Wonder which can perhaps … Continue reading
A thought: I put together this image/quote last night, please share it around!
September 27, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson‘s Silent Spring, and thus there have been many articles and blog posts about the legacy of her book, work, and the environmental movement that followed. For me, … Continue reading
A thought: Mankind has gone very far into an artificial world of his own creation. He has sought to insulate himself, in his cities of steel and concrete, from the realities of earth and water and the growing seed. Intoxicated … Continue reading
I received this book to review earlier this year, and while wanting to post about it as soon as possible, I have restrained from mentioning it here until I was completely done reading it. Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring … Continue reading