Monday, April 21, 2008


I attended a fantastic Flamenco show in Patagonia, AZ yesterday. It was held at La Mision de San Miguel a wonderful venue for this gypsy dance. My teacher Adair, La Candela danced and was amazing. After seeing her perform, how she tolerates my clumsy attempts is beyond me! The opening performances were by Tesoro and Flamenco Sonora all wonderful artists. It was a great afternoon of music and dance, not to mention delicious tapas and wine.

Here's a video of Flamenco Sonora that doesn't do justice to their energy but gives a flavor of their performance.

Upcoming Flamenco in Tucson
05/03: El Ojito Springs 4th Ave: 3-4pm--tickets $15 in Advance or $20 at Door. (sold at Antigone Books on 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ) Flamenco Mystique--a show by Adair Landborn featuring Daniela y Andres!

05/03: Club Congress @ 10pm Daniela will be a featured Flamenco Dancer with TESORO.

05/05: Cinco de Mayo: Daniela will be a featured Flamenco Dancer @Noche de Fuego with TESORO and Flam Chen.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Rich Luhr Photo

Homeschooling, Unschooling, Common Question: How Do You Know if They're Learning Anything?
When people find out you homeschool your children, you get some really silly questions (including the dreaded SOCIALIZATION question but don't get me started on that). When you try to explain unschooling, they really go nutso on
you. My aunt asked over and over: "How will they learn their ABCs?" To this day, I don't know if they "know their ABCs" but the only clear advantage I see in knowing your ABCs is that when seated alphabetically, usually in school, you know where to find your seat. Since they didn't go to school, this wasn't a problem.

People would ask me all the time how I knew they were learning. This one always gave me pause. How could I NOT know they were learning. Children are sponges, programmed to learn. They will even learn things
you don't know. Scary stuff, learning.

Last weekend we went to the home of friends to bid them an Airstream bon voyage as they take off across country for several months. Rich, publisher of Airstream Life magazine and Tour of America blogger decided to have those in attendance write his blog for the day. After reading the blog, I'm thinking that unschooling may just work.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Check out the beautiful plasters in a Riad posted by Maryam at My Marrakesh.