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Socrates on Writing: will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it

Why did I not know this? “For this invention will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because they will not practice their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them. You have […]

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Is a CM Education for All? Principles, part II of III

Part 1 is here. My premise is that yes, certainly a Charlotte Mason education is for pretty much everybody. When it isn’t, it’s because of two reasons: 1. somebody has misunderstood what a CM education is, or 2. Something is clinically wrong. Our Cherub, for instance, cannot really participate in much beyond the 9th principle- […]

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How to pronounce PyeongChang

The Chang part of PyeongChang should rhyme more with tong or chong or bong than it does with tang or sang.  It’s ‘ohng,’ or, rather, the whole word is 평창. It turns out that NBC Olympics commentators aren’t just being ignorant when they consistantly mispronounce PyeongChang to rhyme with one of Dracula’s teeth.  It’s a deliberate policy […]

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A Box of Food Idea for SNAP

The gist of it is here. RAndom thoughts in no particular order- right now it’s an idea only barely beyond brain-storming, from what I can tell. The idea at this stage is that it will only be a replacement for part of their SNAP allotment. There will still be the SNAP debit card, just in […]

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