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Archive for April, 2006

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen.“
Luke 24: 5-6a (New American Standard Version)

He is risen indeed!

Daryl makes another friend

Friday, April 14th, 2006

I hope this won’t be too complicated to write about. Try to stay with me.
It all started with Daryl Cobranchi pointing us to the blog of a 5th grade teacher, Ross, who was taking some pot shots at homeschoolers:
Now the problem here is that private schools and home school supporters (don’t even get me […]

A good day in Math 101

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

I haven’t blogged much about my experiences with my liberal studies math class. Mostly because it’s been a less than satisfying experience. I don’t feel like I’ve really “clicked” with most of the students at all. I could write all about it, but I’m afraid it would come off sounding like whining […]


Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Inspired by the changes going on over at DaddySpeak, I thought I’d tweak things a bit here at Ticklish Ears.  Let me know what you think of this 3-column theme; I’ve been meaning to try one out for some time.
If you don’t like it, you should still be able to select another theme over on […]

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 

Easter Week at Western

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

It’s a short week here at WCU.  We have Thursday and Friday off for Easter.  After five years, I’m still amazed that a state institution takes two days off for a blatantly Christian holiday.
Still, it gives me some time to catch up (at both work and home), and the students love it (well, okay, I […]

Textbooks, again!

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

The 14th Carnival of Homeschooling is up over at Why Homeschool? I’ll be honest, I haven’t been following the CoH very closely. But I thought I’d take a look to see what’s happening at the Carnival.
There are some worthwhile comments on textbooks over at Farm School. Becky’s not terribly keen on them (”committee-written, dumbed […]

What do they have against the solar eclipse?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

On the front page of the Fox News website today:
The Week in Photos
Students protest immigration reform, a solar eclipse and a deadly quake in Iran

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