Author Archives: Headmistress

Words to Make a Mother Proud

This afternoon the First Year Boy requested a souvenir from the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. He chose a copy of the Declaration of Independence. He proudly showed it to me and said, “I love the Declaration of Independence. I love it so much that I want somebody to read it to me at bedtime […]

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For the Common Place Book

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. –J. Brotherton Beauty tip of the month: For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. – Audrey Hepburn

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Reasons Why Americans Should Learn History

And not just “American” History. Following are some stories, information, and events every scholar should know. Read the list over and see if you can guess what they all hve in common: 1. The story of the Iliad, in particular, the trial scene from the shield of Achilles 2. Roman praetorians and their function in […]

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Blogging continues to be light

and sporadic, as we can, when we can. We’re having fun. Meanwhile, here is a source for many of my blog posts.

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A Tale of Two Cities

In a Virginia town, a woman who used a weapon to defend herself goes to jail. Her attacker tried to strangle her, then left. She locked the door and put a gun in her pocket. He kicked the door in and attacked her again. She shot him. He did not get treatment, as it appeared […]

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