Author Archives: Headmistress

Obfuscation For Fun and Profit

This item reportedly turned up on a hospital bill recently: “Mucus Retrieval System, $75.” After some questioning of the accounting office, it was identified as a box of tissues normally used to blow one’s nose. The entire article is worth a read, and the author raises points deserving thoughtful attention. I haven’t had my coffee […]

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Parental Involvement a Legal Requirement?

Here’s an idea so bad that I don’t even know where to begin. It’s an excellent illustration of what’s happens when government gets its hands on a good premise, I suppose. The starting assumption is sound- parents should be involved in their children’s education. I think everybody agrees with this, with the possible exception of […]

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Fairest Lord Jesus

Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature, O thou of God and man the Son, Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown. 2. Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands, robed in the blooming garb of spring: Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer who makes the […]

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Words Fitly Spoken

Our son had trouble with words when he younger. His speech was far behind that of his sisters when they were the same age. His first word was a sound effect: Zrooom- for truck. Before he said ‘mama,’ he could pretend to sword fight with a wrapping paper tube and say, “En guarde.” He said […]

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Just Say No

Our dear hosts have a new and precious baby. All babies are precious, but since both mother and baby nearly died in the delivery process, the preciousness of this little darling is more immediately on our hearts and minds. Baby’s Mama said something this morning about being a little less willing to ‘share’ this baby. […]

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