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Ordinary time demands our attention to keep the clocks going. Those for whom time has stopped, we are blessed with immortality. We join the universe in its waiting, waiting, waiting…for what? We wait for the Deranged Mind and the disparate members of the human experience to awaken and cognize, to incarnate spiritually and psychically, to identify the One within us All, and to identify the All within each One

The Ministry of the Now Emergency invites you to take the day off to catch up on your sleep. It invites you to take tomorrow off too, and lay under the trees, beneath the warm shiny sun, to feel each caress of Earth breathe. And the next day too, you should take that day off and catch up with your friends. Find out what they’ve been thinking and doing; see what they’ve determined by taking their time off and living in the moment.

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We Revelers in the New Old Tradition wish to welcome our latest contributor, Myra Eddy, to the New Old Tradition tuath of tasty truths. In addition to writing the two-part feature on unschooling and unworking, Myra puts out The Village Magazine and has recently finished a book of and on folktales.

It is a blessing to have Myra Eddy as part of our growing team and community. Many best witches to her, and may the muses dance enticingly around her mind-grapes.

Hail! Hail!

Lv,
The Revelers

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"She drew her friends and family as one-eyed pirates." By Kid Khalia, age 4

In part 1 of this special feature, our comrade from the Upper Midwest, Myra Eddy, discusses her reasons for unschooling her child and the wonderful benefits the two have gained.

I admit it. I do it because I’m selfish. I want my time for myself. When I think of the time I would have to spend away from my family to earn more than bare living expenses, it becomes so precious that I cannot put a price on that time. We are a post-civilized stay-at-home family. Of course we don’t always stay at home. As Grace Llewellyn writes in The Teenage Liberation Handbook: how to quit school and get a real life and education, “The idea is to catch more of the world, not less.”

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