Author Archives: Headmistress

Are We Losing Our Minds?

According to this study: …excessive day-to-day use of technology — whether it’s sending e-mails or using mobile phones — can be more distracting and harmful to the IQ than smoking marijuana. “an average worker’s functioning IQ falls 10 points when distracted by ringing telephones and incoming e-mails … more than double the four-point drop seen […]

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Filiblustering

POwerline has an article worth your time (as ever). Terry Neal of the Washington Post says, “Eleven years ago, when Republicans were still in the minority, Sen. Orin [sic] Hatch (R-Utah) said the filibuster tool should be used because ‘the minority has to protect itself and those the minority represents.’” Except that it turns out […]

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In Which the Deputy Headmistress Contradicts Phyllis McGinley

Previous posts related to Mrs. McGinley’s poetry are here and here. A Garland of Precepts Though a seeker since my birth,Here is all I’ve learned on earth,This the gist of what I know:Give advice and buy a foe.Random truths are all I findStuck like burs about my mind.Salve a blister. Burn a letter.Do not wash […]

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Carnival of Education

The Carnival of Education is up at Jenny D.’s, and The Common Room is in it. Jenny D. thinks we’re scary, but interesting. The Equuschick will be pleased. She likes to frighten people, and being less than five feet tall, she has to work hard at it. This week’s carnival looks great, with such a […]

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Those Scary Religious People

A friend sent me this link to an article titled Dominionist Domination. I strongly suggest that all the visitors to the Common Room, especially those of you who consider yourselves Christians, read the whole thing. You will need to read the entire article, but the first half will be very, very difficult. Be firm with […]

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