Author Archives: Headmistress

Ordering Local Take-Out

At the end of the backroad to the school (or at the start, depending on perspective, I guess), there is a kerenderia. This is a special kind of restaurant- sort of open air, with a rotisserie grill for chicken, and pans of food sitting out at meal times. You can eat there or you can […]

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Ugliness in the news. Trigger Warnings everywhere.

How Obama’s policies fostered Libya’s expansion of chattel slavery for Black Africans: “America’s first black president didn’t bring “Hope” to America, but he did bring slave auctions to Africa. After Obama “liberated” Libya for the Islamist rebels, Arab Muslims sell black slaves for a few hundred dollars at slave auctions. While leftists tear down the […]

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Some Headlines

Conrad Black on Trump’s presidency thus far: “It is too early to predict whether he will be a successful president or not. But no one relying on the Canadian media would be aware that he has more than doubled the economic growth rate, reduced illegal immigration by about 80 per cent, withdrawn from the insane […]

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Children Want to Learn

Part One Here Children need knowledge, ideas to feed their minds the same way they need milk and later solid foods. They hunger for knowledge. The mind needs regular, healthy meals. Children are born loving to learn. Do you doubt this? Has anybody ever had to teach a normal child to ask why? Do we […]

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PTSD: An imbalance between brain’s signaling systems

“Many people experience traumatic events in life, e.g. robbery, warfare, a serious accident or sexual assault. Approximately 10 percent of people subjected to trauma suffer long-lasting symptoms in the form of disturbing flashbacks, insomnia, hyperarousal and anxiety. If these problems lead to impairment, the person is said to suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD. It […]

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