Author Archives: Headmistress


Community college advocating dropping algebra as requirement for non-STEM majors. Baltimore cop accidentally films himself planting drugs he later ‘discovers’ and uses to arrest some schmuck. This is a terrible, terrible person doing terrible, terrible things to her children.  But what really bothers me is that a newspaper is willing to give her a platform […]

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The Beauties of Nature and the World We Live In, Part IV of X

CHAPTER IV – ON PLANT LIFE We are told that in old days the Fairies used to give presents of Flowers and Leaves to those whom they wished to reward, or whom they loved best; and though these gifts were, it appears, often received with disappointment, still it will probably be admitted that flowers have […]

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Take Two

Or three, or maybe four.  Resources, that is.  If you’re learning a foreign language (or anything else), you want more than one resource.  Move back and forth. Compare and contrast. Use one as your mainstay and refer to the other when you’re struggling. Use them as resources, not distractions and procrastination techniques. For instance, I’m […]

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Amazon Prime better than government programs

“Amazon Prime has done more toward elevating the standard of living of my family than any [government] program” Families in this isolated northern Canada community are loving Amazon Prime. They can now buy diapers for 35 dollars instead of 70.  They buy nonperishable foods at more affordable prices, or that weren’t even available before.  Not […]

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Interesting reads around and about the interwebs

A Cold Civil War– what does that mean, and what is the history of the term?   Artificial sweeteners:  “Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) Consumption of artificial sweeteners, […]

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