Author Archives: Headmistress

Global Scaremongers

The Arctic continues not to melt. I predict that within five years, at most, the climate change alarmists will have convinced everybody that they never claimed the arctic is melting at all. Government science even worse than we thought. Can humans melt the Antarctic ice cap?

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“Orality,” another name for narration?

“‘Orality; is a set of techniques which have developed following the great Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization, where the challenge of Oral Cultures was brought into the Spotlight. No longer do missionaries have to wait until a Gospel/NT has been translated to teach Bible Stories to the emerging Believers! Now folks who have never held […]

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30,000 word gap between kids who come from reading homes and kids who don’t- by kindergarten

There is typically a 30,000 word vocabulary gap between disadvantaged children and their age-mates from homes where reading is common.* You want kids to be on the better side of that gap? Start young. Start *really* young. TALK with your kids often. Talk to your babies. Enrich their lives with language even while they are […]

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From the Humbolt Hockey Team’s Memorial Service

Most of you probably know about the horrible accident in Saskatchewan, Canada, which killed 15 people from the Humbolt Bronco’s hockey team, including the coach, Darcy Haugan. The team chaplain, Sean Brandow spoke at a memorial service and this is part of his message:   “I talked to Darcy numerous times about what should we […]

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Improving Ourselves to Death

New YOrker offers a series of quickie overviews of books on self-improvement, periodically spiced with sharp observations on the trends in self-improvement. Here’s one of the reviews: “In a consumerist society, we are not meant to buy one pair of jeans and then be satisfied,” Cederström and Spicer write, and the same, they think, is […]

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