My name is Andrea LeDew and I am the author of this blog, For Random Learning Comes. I live in Northeast Florida.
I moved around a bit as a child. When I was a teenager, my family left the Midwest for Florida, and I have lived somewhere in the state, ever since. Always an avid reader and hopeful writer, I chose to major in English in college. My creative writing since the beginning of this blog lives under the category For English Majors.
After graduation, I had the good fortune of spending a year in Germany, on scholarship. On my return, I put my nose to the grindstone and managed to survive law school. I worked as a lawyer for a few years, but when my first child was born, I became a full-time housewife and mother. A job that, remarkably, I have yet to be fired from.
For the last ten years, I have been busy homeschooling my two sons, one with autism. My older daughters went through public school. Our lives have been hectic, full of art, robotics, anime, and gardening, as well as lots of cooking, cleaning and laundry.
I love watching mysteries, reading meaty novels, savoring good milk chocolate, traveling, learning the origins and new usages of words, and visiting beautiful gardens.
The Evolution of For Random Learning Comes
For Random Learning Comes began as a journalism project for our homeschool coop. When the kids tired of that endeavor, I took it over. In 2017 I began publishing semi-regularly.
Many of my earliest posts were directed toward homeschool parents and toward parents of kids who learned differently or had disabilities, like my son with autism. I wrote about our homeschool and how disability helped shape it.
For a look into our early experiences with disability and the attitude toward education and parenting that grew from it, see Our Stems are Fragile.
My poetry, most of which rhymes, tends to follow my moods and is often related to current events in some way.
Here are some major themes on my blog:
My politics are center-left, if that is important to you.
Many of the things I write are critical. They catalog our failures as a nation, and the toll COVID and partisanship have taken. I also occasionally give my opinion on controversial issues, such as school openings during COVID.
Now that my homeschooling days are winding down, I hope to read and write even more. I will keep you posted.
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