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    “Steve Shirley, Shark Tagger:” A Self-Directed Short Doc

    I’m interested in promoting self-directed learning at Intrinsic Lifestyle and Intrinsic Lifestyle Productions. Photo by Kristin Sherman Olnes Speeding from a boat on the…

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    Sony RX10 Camera Features: Well-Suited for my Short Doc

    It took me a year, but I completed my short documentary, “Steve Shirley Shark Tagger, San Francisco Bay.”  Writing posts here took a backseat because of my…

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    Do We Have an Urban Farm?

    If you’ve got an urban farm, you probably have a blog about it.  I fit the stereotype.  But I’m asking:  what the heck does having an urban farm mean, and…

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    Steve Shirley: Shark Tagger

    The people I write and make videos about in the San Francisco Bay Area have an Intrinsic Lifestyle.  I used a Sony RX10 to videotape and photograph a shark-tagging expedition…

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    7 years of beekeeping with 3 kids: what they learned

    It’s ideal for children to learn beekeeping with their parent or a mentor. In 2009, I wrote a Honeybee Curriculum post.  I developed it because I couldn’t find…

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    Get your Fall Mood on Braiding Garlic

    In this funny short doc, our daughter’s emotive ‘self-ie’ pictures cutaway from her instructions for braiding garlic. Why did she braid our garlic? My hubby, Mr.…

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    Mixology is Trending

    In the San Francisco area, #Mixology, the art and skill of preparing mixed drinks, ‘is trending.’ Although it’s fun to go out with my hubby to a hip new bar in…

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    Walking by Colorful Walls in Ajijic, Mexico

    Ajijic, Mexico attracts many artists including: Mexican, Huichol, American, Canadian and French– to name a few that I met. The colorful walls throughout the streets make…

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    Blowing my horn about making short docs

    IN THIS POST, I’LL EXPLAIN MY PROCESS FOR MAKING SHORT DOCUMENTARIES. I’LL ALSO SHARE MY LATEST VIDEO PROFILE:  A Portrait of Patrice.  My daughter took this photo…

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    A Video Portrait of Patrice, an Art Educator

    Watch my short documentary about Patrice, an Art Educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, who skillfully blends art education with her family life.  Kids learn effortlessly in…

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    The Raw Food Guy

    Who is the raw food guy?  How does he use raw food to control his ADD, anxiety and depression?  Watch my short video documentary and find out why he claims to be the most…

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    Jenny’s Passion for Fiber Arts

    For over sixteen years, I’ve respected Jenny’s artistic ability with fibers.  I selected her as my second profile at Intrinsic because fiber arts are both her…

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    Artwork by TOMBOGO My website kristinshermanolnes.com, with vlog:  Intrinsic, spot-lights people pursuing their passion and what they learn from doing it. Our eldest son goes by…

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    Parenting in Action

    Parenting and learning in action. At times far more effective than words, an adult’s body language helps a child develop intelligence. Instead of saying “good…

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    What’s Intrinsic Lifestyle About?

    Welcome Intrinsic Lifestyle promotes self-directed learners and models forms of alternative education. Find short documentary “Profiles”, mine as well as others’…

    Rope Swinging

    The carefree girl in the photo above who is rope swinging represents summer, play and freedom, but how about learning? Oh to climb a rope, to hang…

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