Author Archives: Headmistress

Polluted River

The Citarum River in Indonesia is the most polluted river in the world.  In many parts, the top is a solid raft of garbage, household waste, shoes, bottles, diapers, and more, and it is so densely packed a person can walk on it. Look at the pictures here and imagine the smell. More here. In […]

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Words to Read By

I just liked this picture, and the bookcase in the background.  It amuses me that it’s an advertisement for shredded wheat cereal.  Advice I cut off suggests it’s best to warm the wheat biscuit first to restore crispness.  In 1916 they had not perfected packaging or preservatives.   But even though they are selling something, […]

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CNN and Black Israelites

If you look up Black Israelites, you will find out more about the group of “four African American young men preaching about the Bible and oppression” involved in the Covington Catholic boys story than CNN wants you to know. They called the Indian group Uncle Tomahawks. They screamed epithets at them, and told a woman who […]

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CM Education for All, Part III of III

Part 2 is here 15. A single reading is insisted on, because children have naturally great power of attention; but this force is dissipated by the re-reading of passages, and also, by questioning, summarising. and the like. Acting upon these and some other points in the behaviour of mind, we find that the educability of children is enormously greater […]

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Ace’s take on Covington kids and media attacks

ace is on fire and you should read him that is all-   Or just go start at the top and read while you scroll down and keep reading.

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