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"Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid - mostly only when I'm gettin' paid." - Jayne, Firefly

"I am like a being thrown from another planet on this dark terrestrial ball, an alien, a pilgrim among its possessors." - Thomas Carlyle

secretowl follows:
dreamtigers films (summer nights)
Sheila books (2019)
writing (my words around the internet)
the invisible... books (read in 2019)
observations (2019 pt. II)

Courtesy of this article [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/young-children/children-health/bucket-list-for-kids-50-things-to-do-before-theyre-12/article2409207/] and this article [http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2012/05/50-geeky-things-kids-should-do-before-theyre-12/]

  • Teach animals to be learned from wildlife & plants - how they survive & adapt. Ask them to reflect on these things, study each, report back with what they've learned from their observations.
  • Nightly, bring up a topic for debate and ask everyone to form an opinion and take a side on the matter, arguing it concisely (with a timer).
  • Read Edward Gorey poems
  • Read "The Real Mother Goose"
  • Teach them not to blabber about sensitive subjects with acquaintances and strangers

General Opportunities that should arise

  • Climb a tree
  • Roll down a really big hill
  • Camp out in the wild
  • Build a den
  • Skim a stone
  • Run around in the rain
  • Catch a fish with a net
  • Eat an apple straight from a tree
  • Throw some snow
  • Hunt for treasure on the beach
  • Make a mud pie
  • Dam a stream
  • Go sledging
  • Bury someone in the sand
  • Set up a snail race
  • Swing on a rope swing
  • Make a mud slide
  • Eat blackberries growing in the wild
  • Take a look inside a tree
  • Visit an island
  • Row a boat
  • Feel like you’re flying in the wind
  • Hunt for fossils and bones
  • Watch the sun wake up
  • Climb a huge hill
  • Get behind a waterfall
  • Feed a bird from your hand
  • Hunt for bugs
  • Find some tadpoles
  • Catch a butterfly...carefully.
  • Track wild animals
  • Discover what’s in a pond
  • Call an owl
  • Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
  • Bring up a butterfly, and/or mantids
  • Catch a crab
  • Go on a nature walk at night
  • Plant it, grow it, eat it
  • Go wild swimming
  • Go rafting
  • Light a fire without matches
  • Find your way with a map and a compass
  • Cook on a campfire
  • Build a robot (functional, cardboard, or otherwise)
  • Play with Lego bricks
  • Inspect something under a microscope
  • Tear something electronic apart
  • Learn to solder
  • Write a “Hello World!” program
  • Play a musical instrument
  • Act in a play
  • Play an “old fashioned” video game before getting too jaded by modern graphics
  • Play a record on a record deck
  • Plant seeds and watch them grow
  • Look through a telescope
  • Stay up to see a meteor shower
  • Create a lightsaber from an old cardboard tube and shiny paper
  • Learn how to use a map
  • Read a trilogy
  • Line up your collection alphabetically and catalog it
  • Mix something cool with a chemistry set
  • Write something in binary
  • Silkscreen a t-shirt
  • Design a game (board or video)
  • Make clay or paper dolls / action figures
  • Make a pinhole camera
  • Make a stop-motion animation
  • Build a costume
  • Read comic books
  • Build a model
  • Make a website
  • Blow up something in the pursuit of science
  • Build a desktop computer
  • Build a go-cart
  • Cook a meal/invent your own recipe
  • Make up your own country, world or language
  • Learn to make a call on a phone (say hello, identify yourself, ask for person you want to talk to, say goodbye)
  • Paint your tennis shoes
  • Memorize something you’re passionate about – all the Pokemon, who’s buried in Egypt’s pyramids, anything!
  • Start a business: make lemonade to sell, craft jewelry, write and sell a newspaper…

And also 67 Books to read to kids [http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/03/67-books-for-kids/?pid=1185&viewall=true]

dec 11 2013 ∞
jul 2 2018 +