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News Stories to Watch

Oil for Food and the UN Scandal: http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/cRosett/?id=110005904 http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4136428———-More on Eason Jordan and the way the print paper is handling the situation. Tell me what you think of this: http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/mt-tb.cgi/3841————-The Patriot Act:http://www.patriotdebates.com/ (note: I haven’t read everything at that site, but they promise civil debate, so I hope they mean it). —————-The Gates, a work […]

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Christopher Columbus, Mariner

JennyAnyDots and Pipsqueak are reading through this book by Samuel Eliot Morison for school. Today they’ll be reading the last portion of chapter 18 and the first two pages or so of chapter 19 (many parents would wish to preview this section).Sometimes they trace the maps in the book (Pipsqueak says they especially did this […]

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Bedtime traditions

Tonight young Whose-its picked the bedtime story. She chose How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, from the Just-So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. So, Whose-its and What-its tucked away in their bunks, I settled down in the rocking chair in the corner, covered up with a blanket and began to read. -I have to cover up […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Copywork or Dictation material: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, […]

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Hand me the bib, please.

If you haven’t been following Eason Jordan’s fall, then you probably don’t get any of your news from blogs. The Mudville Gazette has a terrific interview with Jules Crittenden, witness to the Palestine Hotel affair, where journalists were accidentally shot by American military (full disclosure: our family has military ties):http://www.mudvillegazette.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/2015 Captain Ed from Captain’s quarter […]

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