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When Whose-its was, oh, about 19 months old, I heard her call out “Mother,” so I, oddly enough, said, “What?” She said she wasn’t talking to me, she was talking to her sister Jennyanydots, who was being the mother. Then she came over, patted my arm reassuringly, and said gently, “That’s just ‘tending. JennyAnyDots just […]

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Securing the blessings of liberty to Posterity

That’s in the Constitution. Apparently some Representatives need to be reminded of this function, however, judging by a quote I found in World magazine’s February 19th issue. Here, for your amusement/frustration/grief, is the opinion of Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn) on the issue of Social Security: “When does the program go belly up? 2042. I will […]

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder… eh, wot?

I suppose I should try to keep in the habit of posting here… but I’m never sure of what to post. Do my posts have a soporific effect? Are they worth the time? And, sighs-I, what should I post about? My life is not thrilling. Now, if I were to write you from a high […]

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Educating for a full life

— We wish to place before the child open doors to many avenues of instruction and delight, in each one of which he should find quickening thoughts. We cannot expect a school to be manned by a dozen master-minds, and even if it were, and the scholar were taught by each in turn, it would […]

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Homeschooling for the birds

Great Backyard Bird Count–Friday, February 18, through Monday, February 21 Greetings from Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology,Just a reminder that the Great Backyard Bird Count begins this Friday and continues through Monday. We hope you’ll count birds at your favorite locations on any or all of the count days and enter your tallies […]

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