Author Archives: Headmistress

Palm Tree and Vine

There are two different plants here, which is obvious in the pictures but was less obvious when I was standing in the hot tropical sun, hunching underneath the tree trying to get pictures. The vine is, I am told by somebody who should know, a member of the tinospora species. One particular member of this […]

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Davao Diary, Collection of Miscellaney

Minor things that I just find interesting: At restaurants and such, you can order half a fried chicken. When you get it, you remember that chickens in the states are over-processed, hormonally stuffed, cage fed mutants. Because half a chicken here has about as much mean as a leg quarter does in the states, if […]

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An Exciting Discovery About Living In the Philippines

People!! My book friends in particular and especially!!! Did you know there is an Australian Gutenberg? You probably did. And did you know Australia’s copyright laws are different from the U.S? You very likely do know this. But did you also know that here in the Philippines **I*can access Australia’s Project Gutenberg collection freely? Do […]

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Nature Study As a Help In School Discipline

NATURE-STUDY AS A HELP IN SCHOOL DISCIPLINE “Much of the naughtiness in school is a result of the child’s lack of interest in his work, augmented by the physical inaction that results from an attempt to sit quietly. The best teachers try to obviate both of these causes of misbehaviour rather than to punish the […]

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Read in February

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, amazing book.  I cried a lot. I have not seen the movie.  This is the true story of WW2 era track athlete, elite member of a bomb crew (by elite, I mean one of those most likely to die) and American POW in a Japanese internment camp, Louis Zamperini.  He experienced brutal treatment at […]

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