Tuesday, February 20, 2018

For the historical record

This ran as an ad in Life Learning. I was cleaning some image folders and thought it should be saved somewhere. And I leave these old event-particular blogs up so that people can look back on their memories, if they were there, and so I have records. I'm doing more of my pack-rattery on the internet now. :-) It was a big deal to have Deb Lewis there, and I'm very heppy to have met her.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Notes from Rose's talk

Rose's notes are up here: http://sandradodd.com/rose/ALL2011 and that links to a new-improved bio page, because Rose will be speaking again this year.

Registration is open for this December!

Photo of Rose by Tim Mensch, whose other photos from 2011 are linked in the photo tab above:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Photos at Facebook

Theresa Porter's photos are here:


Mine and Holly's (she took quite a few with my camera):


I plan to upload those (and a few others) to photobucket, and when I have I'll bring the link here: (future home of link to photobucket set) and anyone who wants to link directly from those can freely do so!

Monday, January 9, 2012

A report with photos on the whole conference

Heather Booth, at her blog: http://todaywasamazingsf.blogspot.com/2012/01/always-learning-live-2012.html

That's her! That's the blogger on the left!

(and now I've corrected the name, or tried to)

Lost and found and news and notes

Dear Conference attendees and vicarious observers:

I'm still tired, and I have a cold now, but I don't care!! IT was worth it!!

I had company until the 5th, and I keep thinking that within the next hour I'll write to you all, and have my photos up. How about I write without photos for now.

The symposium was successful. People are writing to me, to each other, on blogs, on message boards, coming up with things they've processed and considered since. The whole idea was to help people have some new ideas and some more confidence in their old ones.

Saturday some poo was deposited on a UK list saying I was just wrong. I was invited in to defend myself. The first full day of my real post-conference life was spent defending unschooling. And while a couple of people were making crazed, defensive claims about my stuff (which they hadn't read), one by one moms previously undecided were coming over to join Always Learning or the Radical Unschooling Info page at facebook, or writing to me and saying "Okay, I'm ready to do this now." Five so far changed my direction, because two jumped me in a crazy fashion. I'm used to that. I understand Heather having been upset because it was new to her, and I'm sorry people weren't nice to her about admitting she was a radical unschooler and was coming to the symposium, but it says more about them than it does about Heather, who is sweet and good.

Someone left a game: Sequence. I can mail it home if it's claimed, or I can hang on to it until next year if the owner is coming back.

There is a little plastic horse, three fingers tall, aqua with an orange mane and tail, pink saddle. Carl Fetteroll thinks it's Lily Yatzeck's. Just in case it isn't, though, I describe it here.

That's all for lost and found; that's not bad!

THANK YOU all for coming, for the help moving furniture, for donations of food, assistance picking up and keeping other attendees happily entertained.

You can subscribe to next year's blog if you want to, though it's too soon to register. I need to find all the receipts and tally up so Keith can give the go-ahead for rates. The hotel averaged us up, so six "speaker nights" were comped. I paid $750 three days ago as my final payment, and we either are below break-even, or a little above, or perhaps (as if by winning a lottery) to the dollar. Nice! Thanks!

Walk the Dogs:

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Photos from Tim Mensch

Thank you Tim!!

If others want to send links to photos, if and when you get them into a viewable place, I would love to share those links, too.

Hi Sandra,

Here's a link to a photo gallery of the shots that I took at the conference.

If you (or anyone) want a higher resolution version of any of the photos, please let me know. I exported them all at "web" resolution because it was faster that way. :)


Please credit Tim if you use the photos. If you want to print one, ask him to upload a higher resolution. He's willing to have them used without purchasing them, but please do credit him. Also he wrote: "Apologies to the parents of the tweens/teens who were playing in the game room, since I didn't really get in there with the camera."