Author Archives: Headmistress

Collectivist vs individualist cultures

I’ve recommended this course a few times, and I have to recommend it again: Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are Written by: The Great Courses , David Livermore Narrated by: Professor David Livermore Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins Series: The Great Courses: Better Living Lecture Release Date:08-13-13 Publisher: […]

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Time to suck it up, buttercup

Victimhood– regardless of how ‘victimized’ somebody actually is, more often leads to terrorism and genocide. ¬†And we’ve been pandering to, creating, nurturing, and cherishing the politics of victimhood for a very long time. Top Khmer Rouge leader (ie, murderous tyrant) believed he was fighting for social justice.

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Random Notes On Our Last Month of School

Written back in May: Down to the wire with the Boy, all we are currently doing is reading some short stories and essays together – about half an hour to 45 minutes in a day, and his father is reading a chapter of Proverbs with him at night (this is in addition to the schooling […]

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Read in August

I read fewer books in August than I have previous months of this year for a couple reasons. I tried to read more nonfiction, and nonfiction slows me down. I started volunteering at the high school every day. I work in the library and supervise the study halls, which are mostly in the library. To […]

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Martial Law in Davao City

People ask me what it’s like. It’s hard to explain. I can’t speak for what it’s like for anybody else, of course, and I operate on the periphrases. But here are a couple of things that might give you the flavor of Martial Law here: I use a backpack for a purse because none of […]

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