About Tinderbox

Our Family
 We are committed city dwellers, living in downtown Baltimore Maryland. We are also committed Unitarian-Universalists, active in our local church and regular SUUSI attendees. We began homeschooling year-round in the summer of 2010. Our goal is to support, facilitate, and enjoy the unfolding minds and hearts of our children.

I am a part-time clinical psychology researcher and a full-time mother. I’m not your average Sunday School teacher. I don’t have that much free time anymore, but if I did, I would enjoy cooking, reading, going to science fiction conventions, doing needlework, blogging, and hiking.

I’m going to let Michael write his own section.

Alex was born in April 2005. She’s a smart, lively kid with a lot of emotional sensitivity and a tendency to ponder big questions. She enjoys imaginative play, art projects, history, books, and musicals.

Colin was born in February 2009. He loves babies, scribbling, airplanes, pouring water, and following his sister around.

3 Responses to About Tinderbox

  1. Charles Rosett says:

    At risk of sounding like a cranky English teacher (which I sometimes am!), I would ask that you please, please remove the apocryphal Yeats “quotation” from your blog header. Yeats never said the words you attribute to him – not anywhere in his poems, plays, essays, speeches, letters, diaries, or notebooks. Indeed, the word “pail” appears a total of zero times in his published poetry.

    As a teacher, I agree with the principle the stated maxim expresses, but I think when you “quote” something you’ve never actually read in Yeats, you undermine the very same educational ideals (integrity, authenticity) you seem intent on imparting to your children. In fact, the sense of what the phrase says seems to have originated with Plutarch, who said something similar in his third treatise on education. What Yeats actually said was enough in its own right; let’s not put words in his mouth.

    Charles Rosett
    Sometime Cranky English Teacher
    Sandy, Utah

  2. tinderbox says:

    Thank you for the correction! I’ve changed the quote to the Plutarch; while I agree with you that one shouldn’t use an incorrect or apocryphal quote, I don’t agree that it is inauthentic to use a quote that you have come across without having read the work in its entirety.

  3. Sienna says:

    I read your post on secularizing SOTW. I was wondering if you have a list of what chapters in Book 1 are Christian vs strictly historical/secular? SWB does indeed write in the Bible stories without differentiating them from the rest. Thx

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