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The Finest Years Classic Reggae Mix (Revision)

Mon, 18 August 2014

Episode 19 – The Finest Years of Lovers Rock


1 I-Roy – Welding
2 Frankie Jones – Wonderful World
3 Mighty Diamonds – Love Me Girl… 268 more words


My Love Affair with Reggae Music


Growing up as a child I always thought that my world would  always include reggae music. It was all I really knew. My father, who was also a part time sound engineer was heavily invested in music equipment, records, speakers, amplifiers, turn tables and a whole lot of wires. 383 more words


when young people are in charge, good things happen

A few months ago, I stumbled on something called The Independent Project. In 2008, the idea for the project hatched. The Independent Project’s founder, 10th grader Sam Levin, created an experiment: to learn better, without teachers. 621 more words

Are children really disadvantaged by missing school days?

First of all, let me say, hello again. I’ve been on maternity leave and haven’t really had a chance to blog.

I was having a lovely time, playing with my new son, playing with my daughter, we went to Japan, had a bathroom reno and I was reading the news. 624 more words


“Learning is not the product of teaching.

Learning is the product of the activity of learners.”

~John Holt

Why I Don’t Trust the Homeschool Community to Self-Police

HA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Libby Anne’s blog Love Joy Feminism. It was originally published on Patheos on September 8, 2013. 866 more words


Platform One for abstraction, curiosity and appreciation

I knew at once that it was one of those books. I was grazing along my bookshelves, a constant source of agitation to my librarian husband as they have books lodged at all angles with no apparent classification or logical system. 713 more words