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Archive for April, 2006

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)

University Academic Experience

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Believe it or not, we had our first Freshman orientation today. It’s smaller than the ones that take place in June, and it’s only one day, whereas the others will be two-day events. This one is designed generally for kids who are closer by (say within 50 miles or so), although I met […]

I’m back up!

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Apparently, Hosting Matters has been the target of a couple of Denial of Service attacks. Sorry for anyone who tried to get here but couldn’t.
Michelle Malkin has the details, and she was also kind enough to post the titles of Blogs who were affected by the attacks. Puny as I am, I asked […]

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 […]

The Entitlement Generation: “I’m only paying for the cheese sandwich!”

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

It was an interesting story at the Get Schooled! blog over at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A school has a unique approach to detention: it doesn’t hold detention after school, “because parents will often try to get a child excused from an afternoon detention because of a legitimate or bogus scheduling problem” (that by itself […]

Question of the Day

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

What is the purpose of college?  And I think it has to be more than just “educate students” or “encourage student learning.”  Those kinds of answers are really just begging the question, and they don’t distinguish college from, say, high school.
I really want to know.

“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. […]

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