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Houdini Returns

Dear Boundless Families: The kids returned yesterday from a two-day river journey deep in Quebec Wilderness. They stepped off the bus beaming. Pride was oozing out of their pores. And they were eager for a mattress.  Lyal and Jaden boasted, "No dumps"! I reacted,...

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We Need Noah’s Ark

Dear Boundless Families: Just two minutes ago, at 10:32 am, the first rays of the sun for the past three days just shined through my sulky window.  The river has swelled to seven times its volume since I last wrote. It's likely a clue to climate change, but I'm no...

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Collective Amnesia

Dear Boundless Families: It's just day three of the boarding school, and already problems are mounting.  Blame David. He's our new Math teacher. Such a rookie.  Kids have barely had time to settle into their beds, and already he is overwhelming them with daily math...

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Try Not To Have A Coronary

Dear Boundless Families: It's day three but feels like day seven in terms of how the group is gelling. Warm, overcast, windless; with the air rich in summertime lusciousness (and bugs), your kids are blowing off steam on the ropes courses right now, shaking out...

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A Scholarly Pack of Wolves

Dear Boundless Families: One day October, the next day August. Repeat. This fickle weather pattern leaves us befuddled. Today we were gifted glorious sunshine. And it appears it shall remain so until the furious finish in just two days. Forgive the Olympic...

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Crazy Calm in the Valley

Dear Boundless Families: Stephen, the Mentor for the grade twelves, just popped into my office this fine Monday morning and said he felt befuddled about the class. "There are no problems. It's eerie." I witnessed this myself yesterday during a brief visit. They...

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Organic Chemistry 101

Dear Boundless Families: Equipped with a PHD from the University of Curmudgeon, I tried to build my cabin at Boundless as far as possible from the students. That damn noise! My shovel went into the ground right at the extreme edge of our 600 acre property line. I...

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Lightning Strikes

Dear Boundless Families: The weather is perfectly normal for the Amazon rainforest. A gazillion millimeters every day. But for English students, this moist madness is a blessing. It's as if nature herself obliged your kids with endless scenes for imagery and...

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Proud Popeye People

I never highlight donors in my blog posts. Every dollar donated is as selfless and generous as the next.  But then I encountered Brian Lafleur who, along with his Popeye pals (the health supplement franchise), dug deep into their pockets for Boundless Indigenous...

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Call the Children’s Aid

Dear Boundless Families: Gorgeous weather this Saturday morning, if you love Autumn. The weather has been so nasty it makes me wonder if we orbit a star. I've been wearing my winter hat. None of this deterred the Elders from camping in our meadows last night,...

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