1. It's not an education column but ... Allan Wall takes note of Costa Rica and homeschooling and my mom and dad in his latest. Scroll down a bit.
2. The Cate's "Homeschool Interviews" archive is growing.
3. An old-school (translation: chatty, cordial), but young-aged shoe salesman talked me into buying a pair of pricey running shoes that were designed in memory of Steve Prefontaine, the legendary track star from Coos Bay, Oregon. They look something like this, and they are divine. Pre lives!