Author Archives: Headmistress

My family ran a station on the underground railroad

My family ran a station on the underground railroad.  I mentioned this on FB, and Francis asked to hear more about it.  There is not a lot to tell. It is 8 parts myth and family lore, one part circumstantial and one part proven fact.  There would be at least one way, I think, to […]

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On Teaching Western Civilization

By Anthony Esolen This is just an excerpt.  The original is long, but well worth your time. “This time around I wrote an article for Crisis, taking note of the wild array of cultures to which we introduce our students. For this is, of course, the very fat and very weak underbelly of our critics. As […]

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3 reads

A Throne of Bones– a ripping good fantasy novel, is free for the next four days. Not free, but a fun read: The Last Dragon Slayer, Jasper Fforde’s first juvenile novel (Fford wrote The Eyre Affair and other Thursday Next). The Quark Beast, is my favourite. .99, The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle […]

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K-Dramas since moving to the Philippines

Catching up on my dramas has been slow. On the plus side, we have a young neighbor who is Korean and teaches at our school, and we have him over for dinner a couple times a week, I’m honorary Auntie to another young Korea teacher at the school, my closest coworker (I’m at the high […]

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I visited the Philippines over 25 years ago, when Clark Air Force Base was still controlled by the American military. I took Jeepneys then, and found it easy. This time back, the only jeepney I’ve taken in the seven months we’ve lived here is one that was ‘bespoke’ for us by a Filipino friend- he […]

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