Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Ballad of the Unschooled Parent.

The Ballad of the Unschooled Parent.

Intro F G Amin

Verse 1:
Amin                                       G
They do well in spite
G                                            Amin
of the pressures that we fight.
(repeat chord changes)
Reading we won't expedite,
Yet they'll be erudite.

Verse 2:
Don’t mean to sound trite
But their future is so bright.
They’re preparing to take flight.
In love and joy, we all unite.

F         G        Amin        G  (X4)
My "experience" is making my clothes too tight.
My experience has made my beard turn white.
But my experience has made my spirit light.
And my experience says we're doing something right.

Verse 3:
Some call us troglodyte;
But that just might be spite,
Cuz that would be a blight
On our sweet delight.

Verse 4:
We seek passion’s height
By both day and night.
Studies we could cite
To show we’re outta sight.


Ride (to verse form X2)

Verse 5:
An anchored sailboat at The Bight
Or TT racing on the Isle of Wight,
We pursue our own delight,
Whichever kind seems right.

Verse 6:
We don’t wanna fight
If you act like the Black Knight.
We’ll just seek our own sight
And now I have no more to write.




Saturday, May 16, 2015

Boiled Shrimp

Boiled shrimp (crab, crawfish, whatever)

Water in a LARGE pot

3# shrimp

2 oz. cayenne

2 oz. Tabasco

3 garlics, peeled

3 lemons, quartered

Bay leaves, a few

2 onions, quartered

2 oz. salt

Bottle of Zatarain’s crab boil

Optional: new potatoes (pierce with fork), corn on the cob

Put in everything except the shrimp. Bring to a boil. If using potatoes, wait until they’re done. Put in the shrimp for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Let soak until they’re as spicy as you like.


Saturday, May 09, 2015

May 2015

An interesting month. At the end of the month it will be Ronnie's 50th birthday. There's a milestone. It will also be the timeframe of the annual LIFE is Good Unschooling Conference, always a delightful family adventure.

Significantly, this month finds us in the process of preparing for a long RV trip. Ronnie's work contract will end at the end of June, then in early July she and I will hit the road.

Therefore, right now we are preparing the house for us to be absent and for the girls to occupy it in a different organization.