Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

My kid scientist. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your placein the family of things.Mary Oliver, Wild Geese What is the best curriculum for a well-brought-up person? Whatever the specifics of the curriculum used in … Continue reading Our 5th Year of Homeschooling – Some General Thoughts and an Overview of Our Curriculum

Sharks, Martyrs, Digital Fingerprints, and Dhaka Muslin – Some Interesting Reads

We seem to be in the middle of one of the largest shark migrations, along with some tips on how not to get attacked while playing in the surf this summer. It's funny, one of the tips is not to swim in areas where people are fishing - something that is almost impossible to do … Continue reading Sharks, Martyrs, Digital Fingerprints, and Dhaka Muslin – Some Interesting Reads

A Splendid Evening in Historic Downtown Fort Myers – 10 Twenty Five Gastropub and The 86 Room Speakeasy

Our neighborhood in Fort Myers is off of a famous street called McGregor Boulevard. McGregor Boulevard runs along the delta of the Caloosahatchee River, which drains the northern edge of the Everglades into the Gulf of Mexico, and leads to historic downtown Fort Myers. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison built winter estates side-by-side on McGregor … Continue reading A Splendid Evening in Historic Downtown Fort Myers – 10 Twenty Five Gastropub and The 86 Room Speakeasy

Money, not Faith, is Driving the Crack-Up in the Southern Baptist Church

Photo by Wendy van Zyl on Pexels.com Within the last month or so, the mainstream media - who is no friend to culturally conservative religious sects - has been gleefully hyping two events unfolding within the Southern Baptist community. The first was some metropolitan Atlanta churches threatening to leave the pack over race / being … Continue reading Money, not Faith, is Driving the Crack-Up in the Southern Baptist Church

Pope Francis’s War with Traditionalist Catholics Continues

Photo by Julia Volk on Pexels.com I am not sure if this is a fascinating or terrifying new development, but the Vatican has now prohibited the Latin Mass (the original rite of the Roman Catholic Church) from being celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica. From the Associated Press: A second Catholic cardinal has questioned the legitimacy … Continue reading Pope Francis’s War with Traditionalist Catholics Continues

The Number of Families Homeschooling (Not Distance Learning) Has Doubled – US Census Bureau

Photo by August de Richelieu on Pexels.com I have been frustrated over the past year with how "homeschooling" and "distance learning" have been conflated and used interchangeably, as they are two very different concepts. Homeschooling parents take the ultimate legal and logistical responsibility for their kids' education - they plan out their curriculum, get them … Continue reading The Number of Families Homeschooling (Not Distance Learning) Has Doubled – US Census Bureau

The Financial Experiment Behind President Biden’s Pork Spending Spree

Photo by John Guccione on Pexels.com Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles. Harry S. Truman These days, I find it incredibly difficult to talk to politically conservative friends and impossible to suffer through conservative-leaning “news” programming. This has nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing with their principles. I just … Continue reading The Financial Experiment Behind President Biden’s Pork Spending Spree