I like to make things, I like to understand things and I like to make small changes that have significant positive impact in a system after having spent the effort to understand the system fully. I'll usually wait to be asked before I contribute and I'll expect you to contribute without being asked. I take great joy in my faith, family and freedom. I don't believe in self-esteem.
More than STEAM or any other educational ideal, I believe in giving my kids an education tuned to them and their unique abilities to foster their creativity and excitement for learning and to give them freedom to develop an understanding of the world around them outside of the pressure and guidance of a peer group, but in a multi-aged and as diverse community as I can foster. These are the things that encourage me to homeschool my children.
I don't believe in normal. I think normal is a harmful concept that is used to encourage us to all achieve less than we are capable of and to ignore our greatest interests and strengths causing us to be less than we were created capable of due to the pressures of our society to fit in. In the end I believe this does damage to the society by eschewing diversity and promoting uniformity in the name of unity. I believe unity can be attained in highly diverse communities of people and I desire to promote that in the communities of which I take part.