Author Archives: Headmistress

Taho!!!

Taaaaa-hoooo! Every morning between 8 and 9 the man comes walking briskly down the road, pole across his shoulders, a galvanized metal bucket with lid at each end. He is selling taho, a drink of warm, freshly made tofu, sago pearls and a home brewed brown sugar syrup. I offered to buy some for the […]

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Flannery O’Conner on Teaching Literature

In 1963, Flannery O’Connor addressed the claim that “students do not like to read the fusty works of the nineteenth century, that their attention can best be held by novels dealing with their realities of our own time.” Her response: “English teachers come in Good, Bad, and Indifferent, but too frequently in high schools anyone […]

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High School Nature Study

Nature Study for high school: Nature study continues throughout all the school years for Mason’s students, and indeed, it should continue beyond. As adults we should still be taking an interested, curious notice of the natural world around us. For a good idea of what sorts of things older students can do for nature study, […]

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Never tolerate evil

“One must never tolerate evil. For first evil is tolerated; then embraced, then hailed as being good – then it becomes unlawful to do what is actually good.” From a video game, of all places.  The Elder Scrolls vs Skyrim I have never played it, and I don’t know anything about it. I just liked […]

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Giant Shipworm Discovery

Giant shipworms, which don’t burrow in ships, have been eluding scientists. Scientists have known of it for a long time, but only recently were able to study a live specimen.  Which is funny, because Pilipinos on Palawan Island  have been eating them for quite some time. “”I’ve been studying shipworms since 1989 and in all […]

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