Have You Met The Barefoot Doctor? You Should!

Barefoot Doctor MMMMM

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A long time ago and far away – around 658BC in Hunan Province to be precise – The Duke of Wen went to see Lao Tsu, purported great grandaddy of the Taoist way, and said, “Lao, your reputation for supreme wisdom goes before you and I have traveled far to seek your advice. I have conquered much territory and have established peace in the lands I rule. But inner peace eludes me. I have meditated. I have done Tai Chi but still it eludes me. What is the secret?” ……..read more

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The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Your going to love this…..

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Living Joyfully with unschooling

What is unschooling? Well I’m going to let an expert tell you, but I do have a post on the way from my own experience as an ‘unschooling newbie’.

In the meantime you can learn more from Pam Laricchia (the expert) about an un-schooled life with your children here.

I Am For An Art: An Old Manifesto I’d Almost Forgotten I Believed In

Words of insight
The tick and tock
Of the art in soul
Of all humans..?

jen groeber: mama art

A hundred years ago, when I was an artist and an art student and a lover and a free spirit, I wrote a manifesto on art based on Claes Oldenburg’s I am For… from 1961. And so I dug it out from under a stone, wiped off the dirt and dust, updated it for the modern Jen, and gently laid it here. It’s a good reminder that not every child needs to be controlled by a stoplight clock (I love that ding-dang thing), not every piece of art needs to be beautiful, and most importantly, I wasn’t always Mama Art.

Once upon a time, I was For an Art...

I am for an art that reveals itself unabashedly. I am for an art that keeps deep secrets.

I am for an art that lives in dark spaces under stairwells, below dark dusty beds in musty basements and other people’s garbage.

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