Wednesday, 07 July 2010

Because you will likely be fine if you fall out

Give or take a day or two.......

It's not really related, other than it rotates.
But it made me think of this....and it is worth watching,
Unicef Play Pump:

edit:  2016 commentary

Friday, 18 June 2010


Habitat: "There's a birdhouse in really, the shack sleeps 3 people"......relaxshacksDOTcom  

Instinct driven afternoon play
The draping of cloth
across the back of the couch
"The sheet keeps slipping!"

Architectural criticism of couch cushion forts:Because sometimes jerks are funny.


Thursday, 13 May 2010

It's in us....ALL of us...

"From when they first begin to walk and talk and become truly cultural beings, young human children are naturally cooperative and helpful in many—though obviously not all—situations,"

Now...if only we could retain it as instinct.

Thursday, 06 May 2010

The desire to engage in the support of a child very literally means the desire to support a community. Literally.  Even those "demonized" by the "civil".  For the good of the most vulnerable. 

No need to be scared about equal access to life support. 

C is for Conifers -my kind of trees.....

Saturday, 10 April 2010

It's all about the good bacteria!

Soap+water+friction= clean hands

And don't forget to allow hands to dirty as much as possible throughout the day.
Especially with good clean soil.
It's of vital importance.

Still not sold on dirt?

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Children at our feet.....

In examining the ethics of early childhood care, and encouraging adulthood success.
Taking into consideration the correlation behind early childhood bonds, and emotional success of adults.....adoption that creates such large distances between a child and their known community, which includes spirit, this distance should be treated with great awareness and care. Distance not necessarily physical.Each step of the path must be accounted for. Birth. Birthmother.

What does an intact model of "open adoption" look like? Always different, depending upon the story of the origin of life. What components are fluid? What components will always be present.

We know who we are by knowing where we have come from. We know how to address our issues, by understanding the context within which they were formed. We develop significant attachments to the circumstances of our lives. We root, so to speak, and we root fast. Separating from that which is familiar can be overwhelmingly stressful. Separating from that which is of the spirit is overwhelming for such little beings. If it is preverbal trauma, they have no language for the emotion.

How do we frame such stories, how do we tend to the spirit of the child, to the spirit of their grandfather and mother. How do we hold their story as whole, and perfect.