Here’s an idea: let’s get rid of alarm clocks. Let’s sleep when we’re tired and get up when we’re rested.

Let’s play more. Let’s be unproductive and see where it leads us. Let’s make music and art, let’s plant things, and have hobbies again. Hobbies keep us interested and interesting. Let’s be interesting!

I’m ps pirro and I’ve been writing about throwing away alarm clocks in one form or another since I started my first Blogger blog in 2006.

Early on I wrote about unschooling. I’ve wandered into different territory over the years, but the principles of unschooling — that learning is lifelong, that curiosity is key, that coercion is the mind-killer — continue to inform the way I think and the things I think about, especially with respect to community and livelihood. Work is a subject I circle back to again and again as I learn and re-learn how to give the world what it seems to want from me.

I share poems, too, because poems are the shorthand of the soul.

If you’ve been around here for a while you know that I’m not a consistent blogger. I go dark for months at a time. In the end, though, the desire to write and post and engage with people like you persists, and so I come back and re-introduce myself and begin again.

Thanks for visiting. I’m glad you’re here.