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Hilary Clinton’s Email Scandal: Worse and Worse

From Politico: The State Department has had a policy in place since 2005 to warn officials against routine use of personal email accounts for government work, a regulation in force during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state that appears to be at odds with her reliance on a private email for agency business, POLITICO […]

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The Skunk Cabbage

In North America, Very early in the spring a race is run with the hepatica, arbutus, adder’s tongue, bloodroot, squirrel corn, and anemone for the honor of being the earliest wild flower; and although John Burroughs and Doctor Abbot have had the exceptional experience of finding the claytonia even before the hepatica–certainly the earliest spring […]

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Another Air Pressure Demonstration

  More in this series at The Common Room Blog Air Pressure, and Charlotte Mason Science in the early years Air Pressure: Lawn Mowers and Straws Air Pressure, suction cups, juice cans, and water glasses upside down Air pressure: eye droppers, canning jars, sea of air, more syringes, squirt guns, turkey basters Show that an empty […]

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Homeschooling Schedule- one example

This was our schedule for a bit when my youngest two children were doing year 2 of AmblesideOnline. AO’s booklist has changed here and there, so it’s probably not an accurate reflection of what I’d be doing if I had two children to take through year 2 today, but the flow worked well for us, […]

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Medical Vs Parenting Advice

It is often a wonder to me that so many people think a degree in medicine makes someone qualified to dispense parenting advise. Even worse, it’s often not couched as ‘advise’ but as ‘Doctor’s orders.’ Too many don’t seem to be able to tell the difference between medical advice and parenting advice. “This rash is […]

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The Hug Drug

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Newslinks

Vaccines shed, and you can infect others with the disease you were immunized against.   More here. NYPD is “Quietly” Planning Response for Mumbai-Style IS Attack on NYC Former 0-Care supporter sadly admits the gov’t cannot do the job, it’s a failure: “It saddens me to say this, but I no longer believe that the […]

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Medical Research-

Stop thinking your doctors are nearly infallible: “Just as I was getting the sense that the data in drug studies were endlessly malleable…wasn’t it possible, he asked, that drug companies were carefully selecting the topics of their studies—for example, comparing their new drugs against those already known to be inferior to others on the market—so […]

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School with the Boy: WW1

I’m including this here for others even though I’ve just collected them and filed them in a word document for us.  This is what The Boy is reading for poetry this term- a series of blog posts over at the old Gates of Vienna Site.  They are, collectively: The Poetry of War:  I   II   III   IV   V   VI  VII From Part […]

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Character Memes

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