Saturday, January 05, 2008

I Love the Internet

I love the internet for so many reasons...

Being unschoolers for one, we love having information at our fingertips, Google is our friend.

The latest thing I've been googling is caucus and primary, like in WTF are they :)

I don't know about you but I do not remember covering that in school and if we did it wasn't relevant to my life so I don't remember it. What really is relevant to a child's life at that time that it is covered in school anyway??? Well I digress not going on a public school rant.

I was talking with Kieran about how I am planning to learn whatever I can about the election process this year. We learned a bit 4 years ago and followed the election and charted some of it, I plan to go deeper this time. He is interested about the process and the candidates and where they stand on issues. He will just miss the next election, he'll be 17. The same thing happened to me, my first election was 1992, I voted for Ross Perot, you bet your sweey bippy, independant business man... I digress again...

This was not intended to be a political post, but I will say I am on the fence at this point and will continue to do the research. In case you care I will not be voting for the socialist, the baptist or the mormon (who has my maiden name, btw) That much I am sure of.

So what am I getting at I love the internet for all of the unschooling info and groups and cyber friends. I love the blogs and the articles, the sharing of unschooling lives and learning.

The internet has also brought me some real life friends as well. About 6 months ago we met an unschooling family that we love to hang out with. Now we are meeting a new family next week that literally lives about 6 miles from me. WOW! The internet is awesome, I would have not met these people otherwise, how could we? So we are excited to be seeing our friends tomorrow and meeting new ones next week :)


Joanne said...

I agree Stephanie. I've been online since 1999 and have met so many great people that I otherwise wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet. :-)

Anonymous said...

SO true! What did unschoolers do before the internet? lol
; )

Sarah said...

I love talking about politics. Unfortunately, people in Bend don't seem to be least not sharing your views. I miss that about living in the bay area. It didn't matter if your views are different...we can all get along!

I don't know what I'll do without the internet when I'm home. However, when I was away for past two weeks, I was glad without it as I was able to focus on families and friends whom I don't have the luxury being around often or conversed with (merely because they are not into the techno world!)

Sarah (the other me)

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Hi Stephanie --

Isn't it amazing?
I've been corresponding with a mom from New Zealand. It's 10:30 tonight there -- I can find a site that gives me the current time and weather for NZ. Used to have to go the library to find a book on something I needed information on, now, just type it into a search engine. Wonder.