Ode to an Unsung Hero

Happy Father's Day, a fthers day tribute at www.lisanalbone.com

This post was written when I saw the Unschooling Blog Carnival’s June Theme Celebrating Fatherhood. I realized I don’t express my appreciation enough and decided I wanted to chime in.  I get lot of strokes for being Dale’s unschooling mom . But really,  I couldn’t have done it without Pierre. Dad went to work while … Read more

D is for Discuss

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School.  Brought to You by the Letter D.  Discuss. Discuss ideas. Discuss news, politics, books, whatever you are learning. Discuss what other people have learned. Discuss in person, on skype, on a blog or forum, on twitter. Discover new ideas, dig into a topic, distill your thoughts and … Read more

C is for Create.

The ABC’s of Learning Beyond School.  Brought to You by the Letter C.  Create.   Yes, you.  Create.  Or your kids, let them create. Big things, little things, things that last or not. Create things that demonstrate what you are learning about. Create meals, recipes, art, things you need, wild & crazy things, useful and … Read more

B is for Begin

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School.  Brought to You by the Letter B.  Begin. Start. Pick something you’ve always  wanted to learn or just recently have a passing interest in, and get going. Something you are curious about?  Something your child asks?  Whatever the subject, Begin. No excuses. It doesn’t have  to be … Read more

“You Can’t Build on Broken”

I was awed by Angela Blanchard when I heard her speak at Business Innovation Factory Summit #7.   This morning I was re-inspired listening to her talk from TEDxHouston 2011. My head is spinning thinking about how to take what she’s learned about asset based community development and try it in other situations, and just how … Read more

Banish the Blues with Dr. Uke

Today when I saw several posts /tweets about feeling negative, frustrated or stuck, I could relate. No matter how wonderful life is, there is always room to grow. I’ve been in transition for the past few years, with my child heading out into the world and the new responsibilities of caring for my mom. Empty … Read more