What will be the key take-aways?

Grand Classroom sample agenda
A jam-packed four-day agenda for 58 high school freshman.


i never went on an overnight school trip.

A three-week cross Country Boy Scout bus and camping trip as a 12-year old that changed my life.

But at school, never anything more than a day trip.

Last year as an 8th grader his small class went to San Francisco and surrounding areas. Same class went to Manhattan the year before that.

Traveling expands our horizons figuratively and literally. The next three years will be the prime time to travel with a developing teen.

But will i be organized enough to fit it in when the world is trying to convince me otherwise?




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our home health. To leave this site to read today’s post on my mental attitude website, click here.


Have we been organized enough in 2015?

Roadside vegetation
Walking to hotel after last week’s interview. Lower left a hidden patch of yellow.


Roadside wildflowers
Close up, they cannot hide.


Have we been organized enough in 2015?

As i write this on a Sunday morning, September 20, i’m reflecting on the day this will go live – just three days before we begin 2016.

And 100 days before the traditional opportunity to make a New Year’s resolution, the ability to reflect without pressure is fun, exciting, and wonderful.

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