“Every day we have an opportunity to create a living masterpiece.” – Michael Gervais How to change? That is the question. Then what happens? That is the next question… I have recently discovered the podcasts of Michael Gervais and his brainchild, “Finding Mastery”. The discussions he has with the people in his pod-cast forum are inspiring and… Read More Explore. Dream. Discover… Change!
When the cabin port-holes are dark and green Because of the seas outside ; When the ship goes wop (with a wiggle between) And the steward falls into the soup-tureen, And the trunks begin to slide ; When Nursey lies on the floor in a heap, And Mummy tells you to let her sleep, And… Read More Kipling, Lear and Rey en route to Biscayne Bay…
“Creativity is not a talent, but a way of operating.” John Cleese Painting is my passion. Studio space onboard? I wish! I am often asked if I am able to paint while living onboard Cortado. The honest answer is easy: No. However, I do find myself completely “creative” on Cortado. While I miss oil painting outdoors and in… Read More Creativity Afloat
Saying goodbye is hard to do. Last week my grandma Hagedorn passed away. She was 97 and a half years old – a beautiful woman, deeply special to me and with so many talents. Life is like a patchwork quilt, And each little patch is a day. Some patches are rosy, happy and bright, And… Read More Eight Bells* for Florence Marie
SOCIALIZATION. When talking about our travel school, often someone will comment to us in a hushed tone, “But what about socialization?”… I cringe at the question, but understand the concern. Children are inherently social creatures and luckily ours make friends of every age, color, religion and nationality wherever we go. Travel-Schooling for us, involves about seven… Read More About Socialization
Travel-School means we experience a lot of freedom in our days. We can choose if we want our school-days to be more structured (as they are lately) or rife with adventure. Some of our days are not much unlike a ‘regular school’ day, in that we start early and work our way through subject, after subject. Some… Read More Every Piece Counts
“How our lives turn and turn. Things come that we never would have predicted for ourselves or even guessed at. And yet they change us forever.” – Paula McLain, Circling the Sun We are acutely aware that our nomadic living/learning life is no longer an experiment – we want to continue travel-schooling and adventuring F O… Read More Love Changes Everything