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Archive for January, 2013

Munchkin Update

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Michael taking his first bite of food. Michael and Eric I am loved.

Grow a plant in a CD case

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Hands-on science

Please Listen to This

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

You Don’t Have Any Parenting Guarantees by Brad Bigney

You have become weary of Me

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

James Smith (1802—1862) The Believer’s Companion in Seasons of Affliction and Trouble “You have become weary of Me!” Isaiah 43:22 What a solemn charge is here! And yet who can plead, ‘Not guilty’? To be wearied of man — weak, vain, fickle, changing man — is no wonder; but to be weary of God is […]

Toodles Around the World

Friday, January 25th, 2013

In Afghanistan with Mr. Paul. In Sumatra, Indonesia. At the Prime Meridian, in the courtyard of the Royal Observatory. At Big Ben in London, England. Eating a pretzel in New York City. Oh, dear! Is Toodles in trouble?

Do I have to read books in chronological order?

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Our children are ages 8 and 11. Thank you for the “What to do…before age 10” article. I am trying to adapt a more loose structure for our 8-year-old (but finding it difficult to break from the format of traditional schooling!). My question is in regard to your recent blog post about “good literature.” We […]

What’s wrong with the water?

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Read here below some excerpts from an ancient piece of literature titled On Water. Something is definitely not right. Can you guess what that is? Frontinus (Sextus Julius Frontinus) C. A.D. 40-103 Frontinus was a Roman soldier and author. He served as governor of Britain and later as superintendent of the aqueducts at Rome. EXTANT […]

Something is wrong with this picture

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Girl Chopping Onions (1646) by Gerrit Dou (1613-1675) Netherlands Baroque painter & draftsman Student of Rembrandt Beautiful picture, but something is definitely wrong.

Art by Johannah Bluedorn Stanford

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Pages from the book A Is for Amicus by Johannah Bluedorn Stanford (not yet published)

None of us are naturally drawn to a gloomy person

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Think about such things. by J.R. Miller “The cheerful heart has a continual feast.” Proverbs 15:15 We pretty much see just what we are looking for. If our mind has become trained to look for troubles, difficulties, problems, and all gloomy and dreary things, then we shall find just what we seek. On the other […]


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