Author Archives: Laura Grace Weldon

About Laura Grace Weldon

Laura Grace Weldon is a writer and editor, perhaps due to an English professor's scathing denunciation of her writing as "curious verbiage." She's the author of "Free Range Learning," a handbook of natural learning and "Tending," a poetry collection. ( She's working on her next book, "Subversive Cooking" ( She lives on Bit of Earth Farm where she is a barely useful farm wench. Although she has deadlines to meet she often wanders from the computer to preach hope, snort with laughter, cook subversively, talk to chickens and cows, discuss life’s deeper meaning with her surprisingly tolerant offspring, sing to bees, hide in books, walk dogs, concoct tinctures, watch foreign films, and make messy art.

April’s Energy Fingerprint

Do April’s tragedies say something about us? Continue reading

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Hijab Games & Pink Shirt Days

What does it take for a bystander to step up when necessary? Continue reading

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A Dozen Ways To Revel In Poetry

Watch poetry-infused movies, play exquisite corpse, create a poem ala the Dada Manifesto, use poetry as a life line, and more. Continue reading

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A Slanty Line Approach To Learning

What happens when one side of a high bar is put on the ground? Continue reading

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Stock Photo Bias: Youth Version

Media images are lenses. Continue reading

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Links & Updates 3-18-14

Plant smarts, obituary humor, the existential angst of complex carbs, and more. Continue reading

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I Heckle, You Heckle, Let’s All Heckle

Hecklers were people who were knowledgeable and alert to hypocrisy. They were aware how easily something nasty can snag what’s useful into uselessness until it’s pulled free. Nearly everyone I know is, by that definition, a heckler. Continue reading

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Help Kids Learn About Business & Finance: 60+ Resources

Help kids earn money outside the home, learn through picture books, make mock investments, set up an entrepreneurial fair, create a “flying the nest” budget, enjoy finance-smart games, and many more ideas for raising money-wise kids. Continue reading

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Lale Labuko: Cultural Superhero

An ancient tribal practice has killed tens of thousands of children over the centuries. I’m working to make sure my generation brings an end to it forever. —Lale Labuko Continue reading

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Dreaming of Halos

Is the juncture of small human reality and larger Truth a kind of creative force? Continue reading

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