Author Archives: Headmistress

Terri Schiavo and Dred Scott

Musing Minds looks into the legal issues regarding Terri’s case, and finds out that In seeking guidance regarding the ending of a human life, the court looked to how another court weighed the harm that would result from the improper sale of a petroleum product. And further, the court denied the stay knowing with absolute […]

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The Art of Changing Oddities

We’ve been doing school this morning with four more students than usual, tripling my reading audience for the First Years. I finally directed them to a drawing project which should distract them for a few minutes, and came to hide in the bookroom with a light snack. My elevenses, if you will. The Head Girl […]

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Remember

The Anchoress looks at the jaws of death. After reading her post, read the rest of this post: When you brush your teeth or those of your precious children remember Terri and say a prayer for her. Michael Schiavo ordered caregivers not to clean Terri’s teeth in 1995 (isn’t ‘caregiver‘ an ironic word here?). In […]

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About Reading

Reflections at a Funeral is a great article. Scholars from The Common Room, The Beehive, and Deweys’ Treehouse (see the sidebar for links) will all be delighted. Consider: “If I were to make a list of the best books I have read, and would recommend to adults and children alike, I would begin with Winnie […]

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More than private concern

Read Not Dead at All, by Harriet McBryde Johnson over at Slate: “Due to a congenital neuromuscular disease, I am having trouble swallowing, and it’s a constant struggle to get by mouth the calories my skinny body needs. For whatever reason, I’m still trying, but I know a tube is in my future. So, possibly, […]

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