Author Archives: Headmistress

Television, more dangerous than we knew

I forget whether it was Pipsqueak or JennyAnyDots who at the age of nine told us that she didn’t want to do her schoolwork in the sameroom where a movie was playing because she “might get extracted.”

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Sweet Hour of Prayer

1. Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! that calls me from a world of care, and bids me at my Father’s throne make all my wants and wishes known. In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief, and oft escaped the tempter’s snare by thy return, sweet hour of […]

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Woman’s Work is Never Done

As JennyAnyDots explained, every night this week we attended a gospel meeting in another town. It was a great meeting with terrific lessons, lovely fellowship, delightful singing, hard pews, and roughly 90 extra driving minutes added to each day, with me doing most of the driving. My back had about all it could take by […]

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Fake and Content Free

Gibberesh approved for scientific conference: Jeremy Stribling said Thursday that he and two fellow MIT graduate students questioned the standards of some academic conferences, so they wrote a computer program to generate research papers complete with “context-free grammar,” charts and diagrams. The trio submitted two of the randomly assembled papers to the World Multi-Conference on […]

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National Poetry Month Post

This post is for those who have already been listening to and reading poetry for several years. This post is for people who already have favorite poems. This post is for people who like poetry already and are comfortable with it. If this describes you, then you might be ready for some of the grammar […]

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