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The Evolution of Dance

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

My sister put me on to this one. It’s six minutes long, but it’s pretty darn funny.
One comment (caution: spoiler):
The Oompa-Loompa dance is out of chronological order.

Books and Movies

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Got this one from Atypical Homeschool as well. It’s a list of books that have been made into movies. Mark with a B if you’ve read the book, and an M if you’ve seen the movie. Like Ron, I’ll add some parenthetical comments:
1. B - 1984
2. M - Alice in Wonderland
3. American […]

What kind of Narnian am I?

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

As Prince Caspian you are a noble, goodhearted but mischievous scallywag! Fun loving, you are admired for your easy going nature.

Mischievous scallywag — that’s me, all right.
It was actually a tie between Caspian and Reepicheep!  Caspian, maybe, but Reepicheep?
(Courtesy of Mr. Beaver, er, Atypical Homeschool)

Jim West, Racism, and Homeschooling - too good for only one post

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Be sure to read the post below first.
I can’t figure it out. This guy really has it in for homeschoolers. First he tries to get us to believe that Luther was a public school advocate (and I guess, therefore, an opponent of home schooling). Now he wants us to believe homeschooling has […]

Is Homeschooling Racist?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Dr. Jim West (remember him?) wants us to ponder the racist roots of homeschooling by reading an editorial at the Baptist Center for Ethics, entitled, Is Racism at Heart of the Disdain for Public Schools?:
As slavery was at the heart of the founding of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845, racism was at the heart […]

A new take on Homeschooling - “Luther Twisting”

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Daryl Cobranchi finds the most interesting disparagers of homeschooling. You may recall that recently, he pointed us to the fifth grade teacher whose criticisms of homeschooling were greeted by a chorus of responses from Daryl’s readers, and who, in turn, responded with profanity-laden emails (Daryl tells us that this teacher has since apologized for […]

“I could write a sonnet …”

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Well! You haven’t really seen Easter bonnets until you’ve seen the Easter Hat Parade in the village of nearby Dillsboro. We’ve been meaning to get to the Parade for five years now, and we finally made it yesterday.
The Parade involves a bunch of antique cars, followed by entrants in the Easter Hat contest. […]

Meanwhile, over at the “No Free Lunch” Counter

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Thought that government-funded college education would open more doors for you? Thought you were broadening your horizons?
Think again:
The Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) has proposed recovering part of the cost of study from highly-educated women who decide not to seek paid work.
MP Sharon Dijksma, deputy chairperson of the PvdA’s parliamentary party, believes the punitive measure […]

Put this in the “Closing the barn door after the horse…” department

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Who think this will make anybody happy?
Episcopalians consider freeze on gay bishops
Hat tip: The Presbyterian Layman 

Light blogging

Monday, March 6th, 2006

I’m on dialup this week AND it’s spring break.  Blogging will be (and has been) light.
I’ll leave you with this thought: could the Academy Awards become any less relevant?  The Best Picture is a movie that few people could probably describe, and the Best Song has Pimp in its title.
I almost didn’t even want to […]

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