Showing posts from September, 2010

A very good Frugal Prosumer site

This site has lots of neat ideas for the Frugal Prosumer. Check out how to Make a grocery bag out of T-Shirt When we lived in Japan we loved the Furoshiki cloth that the Japanese ladies used to carry things and give as gifts. The Furoshiki can be used in many different applications. It's ecologically sound and can be made out of a variety of recycled or new material. Also in emergency or survival situations it could be a life saver. Check out the video.

Thinking about education

As some of my readers may know I have a great interest in education. Having: Attended, taught in, and been a guidance counselor in English speaking schools from kindergarten to college in the USA, Pakistan, Japan, Taiwan, and New Zealand.  Homeschooling my son for kindergarten through college. A masters in education plus other degrees. An higher education experience that includes private, public, big, small, religious, online, correspondence, autodidact, and schools.  The internet and computers have brought big changes to education. Be cautious about others telling your the old ways are better! A quality, nearly free, and debt free college education is now available to most anyone. Very Interesting podcast on the Future of Education costs Overthrow the Universities (and the Public Schools, too) There are some very interesting trends happening in education which have been in the works for years but have been held back by the money making business of education. Before you sp