Author Archives: Headmistress

Culture and Higher Education, links and thinks

American colleges are onesided Democrat factories, essentially, when it comes to full time, PH.D holding professors: “An extensive study of 8,688 tenure-track professors at 51 of the 66 top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the U.S. published by the National Association of Scholars found that the ratio of faculty members registered as Democrats compared to those registered Republican […]

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Charlotte Mason on the habit of casual reading

“The habit of casual reading… is a form of mild intellectual dissipation which does more harm than we realise. Many who would not read even a brilliant novel of a certain type, sit down to read twaddle without scruple. Nothing is too scrappy, nothing is too weak to “pass the time!” The “Scraps” literature of […]

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Ingredients in my hand-cream

This stuff does my skin feel soft, although I wouldn’t say it makes it feel moisturized. The lotion is absorbed pretty fast. I don’t really mind the snail secretion ingredient.  I’m over the ick factor and have been a long time.  I didn’t read the label until I got home, and I was a bit […]

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Brownies

Kathy Kohl Seeger, Iskra Adams, (and anybody else who was curious)- to answer the question about other books which reference brownies- almost any story of folktales or fairy tales from the 19th century and very early 20 th century will mention them. The Elves and the Shoemaker are really brownies. Some other books- Several by […]

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Vintage Housekeeper, the folly of pies

I posted something else from this cookbook a few weeks ago.  Something about her acerbic, very stringent views on pies just tickled my funny bone, so I had to share it with all of you. Pies are more apt to prove injurious to persons of delicate constitutions than puddings ; because of the indigestible na-ture […]

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