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Archive for May, 2006

Socialization and Homeschooling

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Still have questions about socialization and homeschooling? Let Andrea over at Atypical Homeschool set your mind at ease. The punch line:
The volumes of papers and articles I came across have all come to the same conclusions: parents are the single most important influence for children to learn social behaviours.
I’ll let you read her […]

Tomb of the Unknowns

Monday, May 29th, 2006

One more Memorial Day post, if you’ll permit me. Ian over at Expose the Left has video of Fox’s Power Player of the week from yesterday’s show. It is Army Staff Seargent Alfred Lanier, who is in charge of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery. It’s […]

The Geeked-Out Dorm Room

Monday, May 29th, 2006

MIDAS: Multifunction In-Dorm Automation System, designed by a couple of MIT students.  Complete with photos, videos, systems diagrams, and schematics.  You should really check it out!
Very cool.
(Hat tip: Instapundit)


Monday, May 29th, 2006

Today is Memorial Day. We intend to go to the noon Memorial Day service in town. I hope you’ll find something to do today to remember those who have fought and died for our freedoms.
For a worthy Memorial Day tribute, I direct you to Ben Stein, speaking to those who have lost a […]


Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Ten years ago today, I drove my bride-to-be to Old Town Alexandria, walked with her down Queen Street (near the location of our first date) to a little gazebo on the Potomac, and asked her to marry me.
(She said yes.)
We continue to live happily ever after.

It’s a woman’s right

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

… to not be the mother of someone with club feet!
MORE than 20 babies [in Britain, I imagine] have been aborted in advanced pregnancy because scans showed that they had club feet, a deformity readily corrected by surgery or physiotherapy.

“It was strongly suggested that we consider abortion after they found our baby had a club […]

More Cherry-Picking by Jim West

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

In a post entitled, “Heinrich Bullinger: On the Necessity of Schools,” West simply provides a quote by Bullinger:
“All peoples who were not totally rude and without understanding have noticed and understood that no kingdom or government can happily be preserved without schools.”
To provide himself cover, West makes no further comment in this post, but based […]

“Teaching About Reading”

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

I have mixed feelings about this, from Joanne Jacobs:
According to a new report, “What Education Schools Aren’t Teaching About Reading and What Elementary Teachers Aren’t Learning,” by the National Council on Teacher Quality, 85 percent of education schools aren’t teaching prospective teachers how to teach reading effectively.
On the one hand, it’s clear to me that […]

New Directions

Friday, May 19th, 2006

This is going to be a summer of change for us here at the Ticklish Ears household. I have been offered an opportunity to work for the Air Force again as a Program Manager in the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (just checked out their new web presence - very nice!). I’ll […]

Great Helicopter Pic

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

The Chinook has always been one of my favorite air vehicles.  OpFor has this terrific picture.

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