Southwestern Chicken and Hatch Chili Empanadas — A Jeanne in the Kitchen

I have finally used up all of the bierock dough I made. The dough itself is just a basic soft dough, that you have already learned is VERY versatile. One Dough Four Different Ways Even my mother-in-law Ollie uses her dough in many different ways. She almost always makes cinnamon rolls and sausage wraps with her […]Southwestern … Continue reading Southwestern Chicken and Hatch Chili Empanadas — A Jeanne in the Kitchen

How “Christian” homeschooling publishers like Memoria Press are selling out during the school choice boom

Long-time followers know that I am not much of a fan of social media. However, sometimes you learn some interesting things from participating in Facebook homeschooling groups. Today, I responded to a woman who was ranting on Facebook about Memoria Press's history curriculum. Specifically, she wanted to know why Memoria Press "deified" the Founding Fathers … Continue reading How “Christian” homeschooling publishers like Memoria Press are selling out during the school choice boom

A new Twitter account

For those that wish to follow me on Twitter, my new username is @seatripper1. You can pretty much expect to see the same kind of content you see here - enjoying the great outdoors, being a lifelong learner, and occasional rants on finance, economics, and public policy. Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!

The stunning corruption at the Federal Reserve gets even worse

A few days ago, two top officials at the Federal Reserve suddenly decided to retire. I'm sure most Americans do not care about the comings-and-goings of Fed officials, but this was a truly unprecedented situation. The Fed officials retired after they were caught front-running important announcements regarding monetary policy. That is to say, they profited … Continue reading The stunning corruption at the Federal Reserve gets even worse

As the supply chain collapses, shipping lines post record profits

You can file this phenomenon under "the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer" in financial crises. Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers with massive online presences would have loved for the coronavirus lockdowns to carry on indefinitely - sure, millions of Americans were thrown into poverty, but they were rolling in the dough, and … Continue reading As the supply chain collapses, shipping lines post record profits

“One supply chain glitch away from stagflation”

I am not the only person freaking out about how China's energy crisis and the government directive to start hoarding commodities is going to play out. Economist Stephen Roach, former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and one of the world's top authorities on China, is predicting a stagflation crisis in the United States, beginning with … Continue reading “One supply chain glitch away from stagflation”

Our delta variant experiences, China, the supply chain, and inflation

I have not felt inclined to write for a while, as we've been dealing with a lot of crazy stuff over here. Both of my fully vaccinated parents became very seriously ill with the delta variant. We had an incredible struggle trying to get them into a place where they could get monoclonal antibody treatments … Continue reading Our delta variant experiences, China, the supply chain, and inflation

Engineering Lessons, Activities and Textbook for Middle and High Schoolers — Best Ed Lessons

Engineering Lessons, Activities and Textbook for Middle and High Schoolers Here are nine resources, mostly for middle and high school students, that teach Engineering principles and concepts, including several engineering activities developed by NASA. These will help with learning this important aspect of applied science and math by using real-life examples and by students creating […]Engineering … Continue reading Engineering Lessons, Activities and Textbook for Middle and High Schoolers — Best Ed Lessons