Update # 3, Session #2 – A Worried Grandma

Dear Boundless Families: I just walked through an empty classroom at the Ranch. Its students are far away, battling bugs, bruises and bad weather. The bunny and buttercup stage is long gone. I feel for them. I was just up for a few days exactly where both groups will...

Update # 2, Session #2 – No Predators Here

Dear Boundless Families: The northwest wind has blown the stickiness and the pesky Deer Flies away. Our fields are strewn with yellow flowers. Snowshoe hares, especially the babies, have lost their fear of people and will almost eat out of the palm of your hand. This...

Update # 1; Session #2 – Time Travelling

Dear Boundless Families: Everyone arrived safely. Thanks to you all for a morning of perfect execution. There are a number of anomalies and beautiful circumstances going on about me. The older group, whom I’ll dub the Seniors, have 8 girls, exactly half the...

Session # 1 Update – The Bus Seemed Warmer

Dear Boundless Families: Everyone arrived safely today. FYI, the weather today was a rare late June Nor-easter – almost unheard of. But the weather hastened the departure, and this was a blessing. As one teacher put it, labouring to put a positive spin on dismal...

(F)un-Fettered

I made a casual email typo this morning, slipping an F in front of the word unfettered. And I thought, hmmm, this could be milked to describe Boundless. It could mean fun-fettered, as in, we are drenched in mirth. Too cheeky I suppose. We are not a merry-go-round. And...

Ya Ya. Perseverance. I Know, Dad!

My rehab from a painful Christmas knee replacement has left me reflecting about perseverance. Echoes of my dad’s nagging nuggets of wisdom dance in my head. When he would labour on about “persistence and determination”, I tuned him right out. I knew everything as a...