Laura Grace Weldon is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending as well as Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning. She lives on a small farm with her family where she's working on her new project, Subversive and blogging optimistically.

35 Ways To Make Summer Linger

Mix up burp juice, fence with cardboard tubes, make zucchini gummy fruit, go backyard camping, and much more.

Engage in Counter-Tourism

Visit a shopping mall as if it were a post-apocalyptic artifact. Kiss a statues, Use a dream symbolism book to interpret a heritage site. Try these and other Counter-Tourism tactics.

When You’re Having a Crappy Day

We’re fighting a hardwired tendency. Our brains pay more attention to the negative than the positive.

DIY: Monster Style Pants Repair

Allow ripped pants to live again with a silly and quick to apply patch.

Why Do We Care About Celebrities?

Technology may intersect with, even intrude upon the way we humans form connections to one another.

Cool Tools: Make Things, Figure Out Things, Do Things Better

Find the best, the cheapest, and the only tools available to do the job.

Let A Robot Clean Up After Your Cat

A Litter-Robot handles the dirty work around here.

Seven Sketching Hacks for the Artistically Inhibited

Easy ways to slide into the habit of drawing.

Spring Treat: Fried Dandelion Blossoms

Let kids harvest bright yellow dandelion flowers for a unusual spring treat.