Author Archives: Headmistress

Global cooling

In 1970 it was global cooling and one of the measures discussed was to melt the polar ice caps. In 1971, NASA predicted an ice age by 2020. Global cooling was going to kill us all. I was in school then, and I remember.  In my science class we wrote essays and […]

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Astronomy Curriculum Free for a few more hours

The Easy Guide to the Night Sky: Discovering the Constellations with Your Eyes and Binoculars (The Easy Astronomy Guides Book 1) Kindle Edition Free on kindle until Monday! The author is the creator/admin of the Space Science and Astronomy for Home Educators FB Page. He asks only for honest reviews in return for the free […]

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Don’t use children as pegs for your theories

“Perhaps a prominent note throughout the Conference was: Be practical. There were many theories, old and new, but all were to some extent perfectly practical. “Do not theorise, but do.  Try everything- solitude, browsing in books, country life, many interests, above all, habits of mind. If one thing does not succeed try another. Study your […]

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Crusading against the devil in others

Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes even perceptibly worse than it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for […]

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Another culture clash story

My Neighbour, who we will call P, stops me outside- sobbing ‘cos we’re moving & giving our dog to a Filipino doctor who is a friend of somebody we know, but we do not know the doctor. “Filipinos eat dogs they are so stupid. Please don’t.” She cries. Of course, P, like ALL my neighbours […]

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