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How to Lie With Statistics

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff Written in 1954, this little book is a classic. Its subject is statistics and how they can be used to trick you. It talks about samples with a built-in bias, tricky averages, misleading graphs, manipulative figures, monstrous margins of error, and generally, how you can lie with […]

Letters from Prisoners

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Over the past two years we’ve received about 30 letters from prisoners (two different prisons) asking for books. One prison offers some kind of seminary degree and the other prison has classes for the prisoners. Below are excerpts from various letters: “In nine months I have been asked to have curriculum ready for introduction to […]

Ron Paul Curriculum: The Story of Liberty K-12

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. On our Trivium Pursuit web site we talk about what classical education is and how we can implement it in our homeschool. One question people ask is, “What do we hope to accomplish by giving our children a classical education — […]

Puzzles and Games

Monday, April 15th, 2013

1. Petals around the Rose Clue: The title of this is not arbitrary. 2. Which letter comes next? OTTFFSSEN_ 3. Three children want to go out side and play in the rain but their mother will not let them unless they can solve a puzzle. She brings out a box with 2 red hats and […]

And why should we?

Friday, April 12th, 2013

by J.R. Miller “As your days, so shall your strength be.” Deuteronomy 33:25 God’s storehouses of grace are never opened to us until we really need their blessing. God places them, so to speak, along our life-path — the right supply, at the right point. By the plan of God for His children . . […]

Two Types of Critics

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

There are two types of critics/criticism: 1. The educated critic/criticism — This is a balanced critic/criticism, analyzing opposing viewpoints in order to find truth. He is not afraid to listen to others and will gladly consider other viewpoints other than his own. Children learn this type of behavior from their parents. 2. The pervasive critic/criticism […]

Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Announcing the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum. Yes, it’s true. Here’s an intro from Tom Woods. Here’s what Tom Woods says about this curriculum. Here are seven things that are great about this curriculum: (1) Grades K-5 will be available for free. […]

Getting Old

Friday, April 5th, 2013

To Eat or Not to Eat?

Friday, April 5th, 2013

To Eat or Not to Eat: Examining Conventional Nutrition Wisdom in the Light of Scripture by Curtis Knapp Are there certain foods God does not want me to eat? What does the Bible say about food? Will I live longer and be happier if I follow the Bible’s rules concerning food? Are there certain foods […]

Just Pour the Coffee

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

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