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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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Unmasked, a Rainbow is Revealed

Dear Boundless Families: This sunny Sunday afternoon has seen the glorious northwest wind sweeping the bugs away. Your kids are in the forest right now loving this gusty gift. Their purplish-blue welts and bruises mix well with rosy and healthy cheeks. They are,...

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Are We Nuts?

Dear Boundless Families: Everyone arrived safely yesterday. Also of cherishable note, they are feeling safe too. This is good. Really good. Especially for the morning of day two. Being catapulted out of a Covid cave into a world where two-dozen humans are rubbing...

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Sugarless Triumphs in the Trenches

Dear Boundless Families: Military generals of old would say that the tides of war turned in the trenches. For many teenagers in today's trenches, the enemy is one's own mental health - trying to achieve an elusive sense of balance amidst the many adolescent fires...

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Tales Of Achievement all Over Laplace

Dear Boundless Families: It's day ten of the boarding school, and our students' small victories are adding up. Imagine kids plucked out of their Covid conundrums and plopped into our 600-acre wilderness classroom, where the moon and the sun compete in nature's...

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Miami in the Valley

Dear Boundless Families: If you can't go to Miami beach, then bring Miami beach to you. Such has been the case with this insanely warm weather the past week, finally turned icy cold this morning. The heat and blue skies have had a giddy effect on everyone. Bare...

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Family, For Better or Worse (But Better)

Dear Boundless Families: The sun has gone AWOL. The November nip arrived mid-October. Approaching day fifty, the kids are about to break a record for the longest uninterrupted stay at Boundless. The dog days of November are upon us. This means some drama in a group...

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