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"When someone is taught the joy of learning, it becomes a life-long process that never stops." - Marva Collins

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2019

In January of 1988, I informed my mentor and boss Tim Seldin, who was the headmaster of Barrie School in Silver Spring, Maryland, that I would be leaving my teaching position at the end of that sch

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of Oneness-Family School, it is truly humbling to think of the amazing journey this has been.

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Come celebrate our 30th Anniversary on the weekend of June 8, 2019!

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Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

We sometimes conceptualize happiness as a place we will arrive - someday.   A place we are headed like a point on a map on summer vacation.   Yet we all know in our heart of hearts that life does not work that way.


Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

What Have We Become and Who Do We Want to Be?

Two totally unrelated events of the past week converged unexpectedly for me and led me to some deep introspection.

First came the college cheating scandal, where wealthy and influential parents, including CEO’s, two Hollywood actresses and a legendary fashion designer, schemed to get their children into universities through fraud, bribes and lies.  According to court records, parents paid to help their children cheat on college entrance exams and to falsify athletic records of students to enable them to secure admission to some of the country’s elite universities, including UCLA, USC, Stanford, Yale and Georgetown.

Published: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ripples in a pond at sunset

Soul Space

We find our soul-space by the clues

We’ve left before, and enter with a leap,

Like a pebble dropping into the placid lake,

Suddenly we are at the center of waves rippling

Beyond the humdrum of the day to day

Toward possibilities we haven’t imagined.

Our breath spreads silently outward

Published: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Leaf Growing

Be Like the Leaf

Be like the leaf,


Without a plan,

Letting go.

Just spinning

And turning

In the delicate embrace

Of the wind,

Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

As uncle Bob led us across the snow-covered pasture, I looked up and saw Venus shining brightly just above the lavender and pink-streaked horizon.  I took a deep breath, and as the cold night air surged into my lungs, I felt a sense of adventure.  Down the hillside we slid to the edge of the pond.  My brother Matt and my four cousins and I began strapping on our ice-skates as Bob began to gather a kindling for a fire.  The full moon was rising behind the pines across the pond from us.

Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Full moon over the ocean

I was about 7 years old.

Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2018



Louise Eriksson

Louise Eriksson '08

Studied... Advanced Art at Konstskolan Idun Lovén & Forsbergs Skola in Stockholm, Sweden

Currently... Freelancing at a Swedish VR company called Gleechi and working on illustrations for a children's book.

At OFS...I learned to believe in myself—that even if something seems impossible at first, if you stay at it, you will eventually succeed.