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.

Regain A Missing Sense

We’re missing a sense integral to a fully-lived life. Here’s one way to get it back. Continue reading

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We Have Room

My husband and I decided we cannot stand by while refugee children turn themselves in at the border only to be treated like criminals. We have room. Continue reading

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Chronically Awkwards Anonymous

I’ve finally given up all hope that I’ll someday be naturally graceful or at least gifted with the wisdom to know when to shut up. Continue reading

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Links & Updates 7-31-14

A family tree for all 7 billion of us. The Great Green Wall. Plus laundry zen, learning links, and much more. Continue reading

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Raising Media Aware & Current Events Savvy Kids: 21 Resources

Raise kids to be informed citizens without subjecting them to an information overload or current events-related despair. Lots of activities and resources with 50+ links. Continue reading

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Angry Stranger’s Gift

She was sure lazy employees hadn’t stocked the shelves. She insisted on seeing the manager, who wasn’t there. She. Wouldn’t. Leave. Continue reading

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43 Strangely Interesting Ways to End Dull Date Nights

Take along an invisible companion, go on an alternative identity date, attempt a 3-inches-left evening, try Zorking, leave temporary graffiti, go eyebombing, and more. Continue reading

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Poetry’s Origin Story or Why Drink Skáldskapar Mjaðar

Want to sip some Mead of Poetic Inspiration? You might want to know how it came to be. Continue reading

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Free Range Chickens & Free Range Learning

“Don’t help, Mom,” Claire says as I go to pick up the three-day-old chick. So I watch instead. It’s peeping helplessly at the side of the ramp leading up to the chicken coop. The mother hen and her other chicks … Continue reading

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A Free Guide to Being Human

Become stronger, understand more, have more power, choose a different way of being. A way of being as large as life. A way of being you, infinitely. Continue reading

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