Author Archives: Headmistress

Air Travel Tips

I’m back in the Philippines after 45 days in the states, visiting three states, and sleeping at five different houses. What with one thing and another my journey back home to the Philippines took me 52 hours from first take-off to final landing and I was in five airports. I slept in chairs and on […]

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Experts and the Science of Relations

A few years back Scientific American published an article on how experts are made, or rather, about how scientists attempted to discover how experts became experts.  It’s science, so they wanted something measurable, even though it’s hard to do that when working with the human mind. However, chess acumen provides a fairly measurable standard, so […]

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Rambling thoughts on mothering

“Oh, those people. I don’t know why they even had kids. I think it’s important to never have kids until you are sure about your reasons and never just because it’s the default choice.” I agree that there are some very bad reasons to have children- and as a default certainly could be a bad […]

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Connections All Around

Originally posted in 2007      We began homeschooling in 1988. I had been brought up with poetry, classical music, and living books, so naturally, they were already part of our lives, as were folk songs and regular field trips to historical sites and science museums. My background combined with the fact that the very […]

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Military PTSD Documentary

Let There Be Light: The Censored Documentary on Traumatized WWII soldiers A bit more about that: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/332830.php  If you’re studying or discussing this with your kids, you might enjoy this as a supplement: NCIS, season two, episode six, Terminal Leave, an episode about an Iraqui Vet with PTSD

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