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True Confessions of Parenting

The Deputy Headmistress is fond of a certain rather florid writing style. She thinks it is fun to sound a pretentious, preachy, stuffy governess of the Victorian Age. The Headmistress loves to lose herself in yesteryear as a gentle and inexpensive vacation from real life. She wishes others to enjoy this escape with her, but […]

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A Tale of a Kilkenny Cat

There once were two cats of Kilkenny,Each thought there was one cat too many;So they fought and they fit,And they scratched and they bit,Till, excepting their nailsAnd the tips of their tails,Instead of two cats there weren’t any.**********************************************Here’s a tale of one cat from KilkennyWho thought Equuschick had ten fingers too manySo she threw a […]

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North Korea, Part III

Previous posts on the LA Times story on NK and conditions in NK arehere and here. Hugh Hewitt emailed some questions about the article to its author, Barbara Demick. He posted those questions and her responses here. He also links to other blogs that discuss his interview or other aspects of the NK story. The […]

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Art & Civilisation

When I was madly studying for my CLEP test the Deputy Headmistress/Zookeeper/Head Librarian handed me two books she thought would help me study. One of them was simply titled “Civilisation” and had a photograph of a statue relating to Charlemagne on the cover. When I began reading it, however, I discovered that it is an […]

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A Chance to Help a Child

Joey is a little boy with an incredible story. Some day we hope he’ll be telling ti to everybody. We don’t know Joey, but Joey’s grandmother goes to church with a relative of the Common Room family. Our source told us the following: Little Joey pulled a big screen TV down on top of him. […]

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