The pandemic was likely not a net positive for the homeschooling community (a contrarian opinion)

A couple months ago, our family went out to eat at a tiki-style restaurant on one of the canals in Cape Coral. We had a long, hard day of work and wanted to sit out by the water to unwind. It seemed like a simple ask. As we approached the restaurant, our nine-year-old daughter - … Continue reading The pandemic was likely not a net positive for the homeschooling community (a contrarian opinion)

The 9 Lives of Books — Write to think

The Book Arch Today The recent upsurge in recycling has inspired a creative new art form: book arches. My son-in-law crafted the first book arch at Sandman Books in Punta Gorda, FL (owned by my daughter Heidi and son-in-law Scott). The original version of his arch represented a Roman aqueduct. Soon after Scott completed the project, other bibliophiles followed suit, including those at The…The … Continue reading The 9 Lives of Books — Write to think

Montana is dropping federal unemployment benefits to force people back to work

We eat out all the time here, so it has been difficult to miss the employment shortage in restaurants. At one sports bar, they were serving everything with plastic picnicware. Plastic cups, plastic plates, plastic forks... This is something you typically do not see in Florida by the ocean, as we try to protect marine … Continue reading Montana is dropping federal unemployment benefits to force people back to work

California is destroying math education in its public schools

GET YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS! I can't shout it any louder. We have gone from "No Child Left Behind" to "All Children Left Behind." In the name of "equity" - which Democrats define as equality of outcomes not equal opportunity, in true Soviet fashion - California is planning to eliminate "tracking" in math … Continue reading California is destroying math education in its public schools