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Archive for November, 2012

Cicely Mary Barker

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Most of Cicely Mary Barker’s artwork is still under copyright and so may not be posted legally on the internet. I’ve included here some of her work that is in the public domain (created before 1923). Elves and Fairies postcard Children of the Allies Fairy Orchestra Shakespeares Boy and Girl Series – Mamillius Shakespeares Boy […]

Great Moments in Medicine #3

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Jenner: Smallpox is Stemmed painting by Robert A. Thom Edward Jenner, the inventor of the smallpox vaccine, is shown injecting his first patient, James Phipps in 1796 using fluid obtained from scratches on the hand of dairymaid Sarah Nelmes, standing behind him.

Why are you here on this planet?

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Laurie Bluedorn talks to some people at the University of Iowa campus on April 3, 2009. Why are you here on this planet? Why is life so hard? Do you think there is a divine purpose for your life?

My eyes are always on the Lord

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

James Smith, Comfort for Christians My eyes are always on the Lord. Psalm 25:15 The Lord directs us to look to Him for all that we need and look away from all that we fear and all that troubles us. Looking to man dishonors the Lord and ends in disappointment. Looking to ourselves fills us […]

You Should Try John Buchan

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

One big problem with reading this book. You will be driven to find all of John Buchan’s works, and most are out of print.

Pascal and Delayed Formal Math

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

I recently read the biography of the mathematian Pascal who was homeschooled by his father after his mother died. His father didn’t think any subject should be taught until the child could easily master it. So he removed all the math books until the children were at least 16 years old. At 12 years old […]

Why Not Public School?

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

I have been inspired by the information on your website and have ordered your book. It should arrive next week. I have a question that has been ‘plaguing’ me for a little while. While I agree with the scriptures that have been given here and in other books about God holding parents responsible to teach […]

Special Sale on Handmade Gifts Through December

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Prices on our hand-made gifts have been lowered through December. Crocheted Baby Booties — 6 styles available — $30 per set Crocheted Name Doilies — starting at $25 Also, Edwardian Aprons — your choice of color — $60 All items made by Ava West.

The Trivium and War

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The following was found on Facebook: I think we need to revamp the education system and replace it with the school of Trivium, the school of logic, grammar, and rhetoric. We might have a nation of free thinkers instead of a nation of followers who believe in lies. Now this is a book that I […]

Delayed Formal Math Approach

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Having read your article on teaching math, we have delayed formal academic math instruction and focused on living math instead. Our daughters are now 11 & 9. Now what? Specifically, what do you recommend that I use to teach “in a few weeks” K-6 academic math? What have you used? I appreciate any insight or […]


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