Welcome to my lifestyle of learning blog....

This blog is my attempt to gather together information concerning lifestyle learning and homeschooling that is or has been helpful to me. It is also a place to record educational activities and pictures. I wish I would have had the idea before now... it would have been nice to have had a record of our lifestyle of learning journey. So if you are considering using a blog as a record of your ongoing education and homeschooling years, don't wait to do it... do it now. It can be fun to scratch that creative itch... but a word of warning... it can also be VERY time consuming.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

First Things First

“The complexity of our present trouble suggests as never before that we need to change our present concept of education. Education is not properly an industry, and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry-subsidized research. It's proper use is to enable citizens to live lives that are economically, politically, socially, and culturally responsible. This cannot be done by gathering or "accessing" what we now call "information" - which is to say facts without context and therefore without priority. A proper education enables young people to put their lives in order, which means knowing what things are more important than other things; it means putting first things first.” 
― Wendell Berry

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Uncle Eric Book Series

In the day that we live in... the economic distress and the world unrest,  Uncle Eric Book Series by Richard Mayburywould be the perfect family read-a-louds.  This series is recommended as a Middle School reading text, but it is a wholesome education in History/Civics/Economics/Finance and so on for any age.

The first time I heard about the series was in one of our Sonlight Curriculum Packages.  That particular year the book,  "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics You Need For Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments" was included to read as a read-aloud.  It's about economics and is a remarkably easy and fun explanation of investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money and more.  It made for fun and interesting discussions about a usually difficult subject.  We still retain much of the information introduced to this day. Highly recommend!

As we continued to Homeschool, we explored a few others of the book series briefly, but was never able to get everything we wanted out of them and didn't finish the complete series.  We, as adults, are NOW working our way through a review of them and reading the ones that we missed along the way.  The author shares amazing insight and what seems to be, at times, a "prophetic" analysis of the world we live in!

Do yourself and your family a favor and read this series!