Author Archives: Headmistress

New Group Alphabet Game

You need a box of letters- scrabble tiles are fine, or use alphabet blocks. Players need to be old enough to know a variety of place names and what letter they start with. The number of players is irrelevant, although more than 3 is probably more fun. The oldest person in the group draws a […]

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Michael Caputo’s fiery testimony to the Senate Committee

I read about this, but I had no idea just how much more powerful Caputo’s statement was then I realized. I read only about the cussing out, and some complaining about the impact this was having on his family, but his cogent attack on this investigation and those involved was far more damning than reported.  […]

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April Anniversaries

1 All Fool’s Day, Bismarck born 1815 2 Samuel FB Morse died 1872 3 Washington Irving born 1783 4 President Harrison died 1841 6 Battle of Shiloh 1862 8 Seventh Crusade 747 9 Surrender of Lee 1865 10 Fort Pulaski surrendered in 1778 12 Bombardment of Fort Sumter 1861 13 Edict of Nantes 1598 14 […]

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Sentences for copywork or the commonplace book

He that avoideth not small faults, by little and little falleth into greater.  Thomas a Kempis Stand by your conscience, your honor, your faith.  Stand like a hero and battle till death. Wilson He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a […]

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We replaced Great Books with Great Victims

The overthrow of the Great Books Programme: The Moral Frame of Victimhood “The professors act this way because they are suffused with ressentiment. Ressentiment is, of course, Nietzsche’s term for a certain state of mind, or rather, a condition of being. He liked the French word because it signified a deeper psychology than the German […]

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