Hauling Up The Morning

Cruising a few weblogs at random today I came across one with this title and, remembering a favorite HEM columnist who’d used that line many years ago, I thought to myself, “What are the chances…”

It wasn’t the long-lost columnist (who I’d love to touch base with again), but a lovely and utterly engaging blog by an unschooling mom in Pennsylvania (and sure enough, she was quoting the HEM columnist):

Hauling Up The Morning – Bravenet Web Journal

       “May we keep hauling up the morning!”
                                                  – Rogue Dalton

“I like the metaphor of a sailing ship upon the sea for parenthood and for homeschooling. There are no completely reliable charts, and so we must often navigate without them. We must learn for ourselves how to find the currents, avoid the reefs and storms, and enter the harbors. As we haul up the sails to go on sailing, so we haul up the morning for the adventures of each new day. There is room for everybody on this ocean, and there is no pilot’s license required or worth having. We must trust ourselves and our children. ~ Earl G Stevens, Home Ed Magazine

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