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Books on Manners for Littler People

In order of entertainment value: What Do You Say, Dear? and What Do You Do, Dear? by Sesyle Joslin. I have seen somebody freak out over this one because one of the many silly scenarios is what do you do when Bad-Nosed Bill (a cowboy bandit) asks if you’d like him to shoot you, and there’s […]

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Links and Thinks

“White left” in China is an internet insult. White left means about what you think it means. This article about it is on the scholarly side, but it’s pretty interesting. It’s not really about drawing any final conclusions, but does offer several things to think about. Toxoplasmosis is not just a worry for pregnant women […]

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Test: How Susceptible To Shellshock Would You Have Been in WW1

Woodworth Psychoneurotic Inventory: Often cited as the first personality test, the WPI was developed by the United States military during World War I to screen for recruits at high risk of developing shell shock. Finished too late to be put to such use, the WPI instead found its place as the dominant self-report personality measure […]

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Obama wore same tux and shoes all 8 years, Nobody Cared

Michelle Obama is kind of irked about that.  I agree with her so much, but at the same time, I read the article and looked over the pictures of her scrumptious dresses to see which one I liked the best.  I didn’t exactly notice Obama wore the same shoes and tux.  I did notice he […]

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Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival!

Ordinarily, at least the last several many times (as a little boy in my neighborhood said about how much candy he wanted), this has been hosted at Fisher Academy. They have been pretty busy there recently so I get to guest host. I meant to get this up a week ago, but with all the […]

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