This past week, LittleJack, Porfiry and I spent five days in Boiling Springs, NC at the Charlotte Mason Education Conference (ChildLight USA Conference). I could describe the event as a L'abri conference where you focus specifically on education. It's an annual event that I look forward to for many reasons. Inspiration is a major reason that I attend. Listening to experts on the philosophy we adhere to in our school tends to inspire me, and I really like being inspired - don't you? The discussions around meals are often as stimulating as the lectures so I end up spending much time in the cafeteria.
I presented three talks this year, so things were a bit more rushed for me. No matter, as I glean so much from my audience and that always makes it such a wonderful learning experience for me, too. That may seem backwards to you, but I don't think so. I plan on writing a few posts over the next few weeks with thoughts generated from my time there. I hope to have posts from LittleJack about the Teen Conference and Porfiry about his P.E. talk, too.
Another reason I look forward to this event is to see friends - old and new. Kindred spirits in the truest sense of the word - from the race that knows Joseph. Here are a few snapshots for you to enjoy.
Discussions at Mealtimes
Jen the Science Czar
Laurie "Slow is the New Fast" and I
Naomi of SoCal
Bonnie B. and me