Author Archives: Headmistress

Observation is Foundational for Science

.“Children should be encouraged to Watch.––Children should be encouraged to watch, patiently and quietly, until they learn something of the habits and history of bee, ant, wasp, spider, hairy caterpillar, dragon-fly, and whatever of larger growth comes in their way. ‘The creatures never have any habits while I am looking!’ a little girl in some […]

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When you do not have a SuperBaby

This is a must read. “When I was pregnant, I tried to make a SuperBaby. I did not realize I was doing this. I believed I’d long ago shed the theory that a body could be made perfect. “ I know I play the must-read card more than once or twice a month, but I mean it. […]

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Of Manners and Culture

In Rudyard Kipling’s book Kim, there is an episode where Kim quickly talks his way out of some trouble through a series of creative fictions and taradiddles, and Kipling concludes his description by saying Kim could lie like an Oriental.  This is most disturbing to the modern ear.  There are other similar episodes, but I still […]

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News Links

Struggle sessions, self criticism, and ‘Unlearning workshops.’  Because re-education is so old-fashioned.   Everything is just lovely in Sweden: Sweden will ‘never go back’ to the days of mass immigration after failed asylum seeker launched Friday’s truck attack in Stockholm, says the country’s shell-shocked PM Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4396224/Sweden-never-mass-immigration-PM-says.html#ixzz4dqtNVHNA Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail […]

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Re-accomodate is the newest buzzword

United badly overbooked their flight, as per usual. Then they needed four seats for their own staff (not sure how that works, don’t staff have their own seating?) and they had already allowed everybody to board and be seated. They asked for volunteers to leave for 400 dollars and an overnight stay in a hotel. […]

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