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Balance between drudgery and delight

Neither drudgery nor delight is itself proof that something is or is not working in your school:   ” this Parents’ Review School is doing good work in trying to avoid the evils of modern education to which I have referred. One of the aims of those who provide its curriculum is to give a […]

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CM Science

I. Stem Science begins at birth, but for six years it has nothing to do with  ‘academics:’ Science begins with: Baths: splashing, floating, dropping things in the water, kicking, and more.   Food: smearing it, fingering it, smelling it, wiping it on one’s face, and sometimes, eating it.   Dropping things, over and over and […]

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In lieu of flowers, watch a K-Drama

Some husbands bring home flowers when they make a mistake.  Mine is watching k-dramas with me, finally. He impetuously gave away our savings,* sold our youngest child to pirates,* and gave somebody permission to do something we previously had agreed we would *not* give permission to do, and he feels very embarrassed and so he […]

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Difficult but important read

I just bought The Last Closet, by Moira Greyland.  I had read enough of the background to expect to find this a searingly painful read, and I thought I might not be able to finish it.  But I also have read enough of the background to know that I want her story to get out […]

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Phrasal Verbs Follow Up

Follow up, there’s another one.  They are everywhere.  Why is it follow up, and not follow on, or follow in, out, down, over, beyond, etc? They trip up native English speakers, too.  Sometimes, as somebody pointed out in the comments, they trip up people who have been taught to be too squeamish about ending sentences […]

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