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Links, love and lore

Favorite quote this month:

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World

Art inspirations:

Wayne Levin Images
Joni Sternbach
ebastiaan Bremer

Awesome boatnik things I am loving:

MPowerd – beautiful solar lamps to place around your floating home
Freebag – comfy, prop anywhere beanbag for your floating home
Canvas tool bag-at Charlie’s Charts
C.C. Rigging-the coolest, most helpful rigger in San Diego

Lore and superstitions we follow because we are sailors:

Don’t Set Sail On These Days…

Don’t Set Sail On Thursdays, Fridays, the first Monday in April or the second Monday in August.

  • Fridays: Fridays have long been considered unlucky days, likely because Jesus Christ was crucified on a Friday.
  • Thursdays: Thursdays are bad sailing days because that is Thor’s day, the god of thunders and storms.
  • First Monday in April: The first Monday in April is the day Cain slew Abel
  • Second Monday in August: The second Monday in August is the day the kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.

Superstitious sailors believe that the only good day to set sail is Sundays. 

Interesting ideas:

The Color Blue – Even if this isn’t true, it is still a really interesting idea
Water bridges – after going through the Ballard Locks in Seattle, I am fascinated with the way humans use water to move from place to place

Recent reads:

The Explosive Child-A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
Raising Resilient Children-Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life

Books I want to read:

The Log from the Sea of Cortez-John Steinbeck
50 Women Artists You Should Know
When Did I Get Like This?-Amy Wilson
The New West-Robert Adams

Homeschooling resources we love and you will too!!
We are homeschooling through Sky Mountain Charter School and it is amazing! My son is able to access some of the best homeschooling vendors available anywhere in the world including:

C3 Classes-Merrik is loving the Genetic Mutations class
-very cool reading ability adjustable articles written by professional journalists

Gifted And Talented-advanced learning developed by Stanford University 
DiscoveryEducation-dynamic content for standards aligned digital learning
Stated Clearly-YouTube channel focused on instructional science videos
Lesson Plans Ahoy-book of ideas for using curriculum adapted to traveling families