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Archive for January, 2007

Where is Toodles the Detective Today?

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Cold feet in the Piedra River (San Juan National Forest, west of Pagosa Springs, Colorado)

Home-Spun Artists: Historical Sketches — Richard Doyle

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Richard Doyle (1824-1883) English illustrator Richard (Dickie) Doyle, educated at home by a tutor (a Mr. Street) and by his father John Doyle who was a leading political cartoonist during the early 19th century, followed in his father’s footsteps and was hired by the British humor magazine Punch at age nineteen. Richard was a favorite […]

Free On-Line Audio Books

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Free Classic Audio Books is a site where you can download free audio books in either mp3 or m4b audio book format for iTunes and the iPod. They have books such as Pilgrim’s Progress, Treasure Island, War of the Worlds, Swiss Family Robinson, Emma, The Secret Garden, Robinson Crusoe, and many others. LibriVox provides free […]

Our Favorite Short Stories

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

I want to share with you some of the short stories we have enjoyed over the years. Our three favorite authors of short stories are Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and O Henry, and we particularly enjoy listening to these stories as books on tape. Twain’s stories have been recorded by numerous people, some […]

Greek and Hebrew Texts

Monday, January 8th, 2007

I was looking at interlinear Greek-Hebrew-English Bibles and wasn’t sure which one I should get. I want to get a reliable manuscript. I thought I had remembered that the Masoretic Text (Hebrew) and the Textus Receptus (Greek) were considered the most authentic. One other choice was the Biblia Hebraica Leningradensia (Hebrew). Can you tell me […]

Artes Latinae

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

The Latin curriculum Artes Latinae — both the traditional book format and the CD-ROM format — have gone up in price. In addition, a new CD-ROM version will be released some time this spring. This new version will be very similar to the old version, just spruced up a bit, and will now sell for […]

New Year’s Eve Party and a Contest For You!

Friday, January 5th, 2007

This year’s theme was Charlotte’s Web. Sometimes we like to play little tricks on our New Year’s Eve Party guests. Can you guess what the tricks were (hint: look at the photos)? The first person to tell me two tricks we played wins a copy of The Fallacy Detective. Leave your guesses in the comment […]

A Few Thoughts on Two Decades of Marriage by Mike Evans

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Someone once said: Falling in love at first sight is rather like falling down a hole — ­sudden, intense — ­often with an unsatisfactory outcome. Not for me! The first time I laid eyes on Karla as she walked into the lecture hall for Chemisty at Luther College I immediately thought that I might well […]

Carnival of Homeschooling #53

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

The Cate’s over at Why Homeschool are celebrating the first anniversary of the Homeschooling Carnival.

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