Sandra Dodd


Just Add Light and Stir

Daily inspiration, online or by e-mail. Over 4,600 short, useful posts.

Site News

Announcements, and a good randomizer.

Site search

With an expanded search option, too.


Learning for fun is the best way to learn, and to live. I have gathered much and written some to inspire you to revel in your own learning, in your children's learning, and in your friends' curiosity and happiness in the face of a world of information!

My unschooling pages are extensive.
Jump in there anywhere and follow the links to similar pages. Randomizer, if you want to read about unschooling from a random starting place.

Sound files: Spoken Word and Video files

YouTube Playlist:


Moving a Puddle
and other essays

The Big Book of Unschooling


If you wish to contribute to my expenses or to buy me a cup of tea or a meal, here's a way to donate, and I thank you for helping with my longtime unschooling missionary work.


Some biographical info

I've been interested in teaching and how people learn since I was six, and (as is usual in big busy lives) all I've done before has led up to what I'm doing now. I grew up in northern New Mexico, I've been blessed with curiously bright and curious friends who shared their questions and answers with me, and there's nothing to do with that but pass it on to any curious others.

Blog about the kids, me, home...

Biography with some photos

Interviews, Profiles and Reviews

Links to photos of travels, visits, and gatherings


Wheelbarrows and connections

1967 letter from David Bowie

Cake as Sacrifice

Barbie Action Figures

Snakes and Ladders

"Tree of Knowledge"

Vitruvian... this'n'that


Sand Eels

Prairie Dogs

Scanner Art