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Archive for April, 2008

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Topics: Arizona,books,business,education,empowerment,finances,how to,investing,money,software,zen

How to: Raise Venture Capital (in 10 Easy Steps)

For the past 2.5 years I, with the help of a really great team, have been working on our software company, ZenActOS, Inc. We’ve been seriously pursuing our first round of funding (as the experts correctly told us to say) for over a year. While we are still raising our first round of funding, we’ve […]

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Topics: books,education,empowerment,homeschooling,interview,mindful parenting,movies,relationships,Unschooling,writing

Interview with Ginger Carlson, Author of Child of Wonder

From the cute little girl on the front to the brilliant long lists of ideas (and glorious lists of great picture books), Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children (Common Ground Press 2008) by Ginger Carlson, M. A. Ed. had me hooked. This is a book I wish I could have been given […]

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Topics: books,business,education,empowerment,environmentalism,how to,mindful parenting,Unschooling,writing

How to: Teach a Person to Have Fire in Their Belly

Before the How to, it is better to first ask: Can you teach a person to get interested in your ideas? Simple Answer: You cannot teach a person how to become excited. It just isn’t possible. Inspiration and excitement are internal. How about motivation; can you teach that? Yes, you can motivate people, but they […]

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Topics: business,dome,empowerment,environmentalism,green living,housing,vegan

Change is NOT to be feared (from either direction)

Changes happen for a variety of reasons. The best being when we see a problem, then work on a solution to solve the problem. Yet, many people are scared of their problems and don’t do the work to change. It reminds me of the quote: Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving […]

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Topics: Arizona,art,crafts,Harry Potter,party,photographs,Tucson,Webkinz,writing

How to: Make Watery Looking Paper for Our Tri-Wizard Tournament Task 2

Our Task: Write up four riddles for the four champions in our Harry Potter class’s Tri-Wizard Tournament Task 2. [Here are links to the clue and prizes for Task 1.] Here’s what we did and how we did it: Task 2 had the kids (champions) diving into a local public swimming pool in order to […]

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Topics: books,business,education,empowerment,finances,homeschooling,investing,Unschooling

Unschooling Extended to Adults – Unjobbing? Unmoneying?

Since starting our Unschooling journey, I’ve often been the most surprised at how much my children’s educations have affected my own personal growth (by philosophy as well as actual day-to-day learning/living). I can quantitatively say that nothing has transformed me more, not even my journey to veganism (which happened because of our unschooling). Exploring all […]

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Topics: interview,investing,money,religion,software,writing,zen

Fiction: Venture Capitalists talk with God about His Business Plan

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. –Chinese Proverb For the past 2.5 years, I’ve been on a quest to raise capital for my software company, ZenActOS, Inc. Through this exciting, frustrating, overwhelming, and exhilarating adventure, I’ve learned a lot about Venture Capitalists. Following is a hypothetical […]

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Topics: books,education,empowerment,how to,mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling

How to: Have Confidence in Yourself

I’ve been asked how it is that I’ve come to be so confident. Interesting question! This post could have been titled “How to Love Yourself”, as confidence and love go hand-in-hand. A while ago my youngest daughter asked me, “Who do you love most in this world?” I replied, “It’s a three way tie between […]

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Topics: alternate energy,empowerment,environmentalism,green living,vegan,vegetarian

Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day, I want to encourage everyon to listen to NPR’s recent “Rising Demand for Meat Takes Toll on Environment” story. The friend of mine who originally sent me this story pointed out that one of the experts in the story emphasizes the fact that decreasing your personal meat consumption by just […]

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Topics: curing diseases,education,empowerment,favorites

Top 10: Ways to Cure SPITS

Do you frequently find yourself spouting off big words just to sound smart? I like to call this “Superfluous and Pretentious Intellectual Tourettes Syndrome” (a.k.a. SPITS) – yes I made that up. The sufferer of this malady is one who just can’t help spitting out technical words here and there just to one up everyone […]

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