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My favorite video of all time — all the very best of Candid Camera

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Would you like to experience a two-hour belly laugh? My favorite video of all time — all the very best of Candid Camera. Candid Camera: Greatest Moments

Farewell to Thomas Sowell and a recommended economics textbook

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Taken from Farewell to Thomas Sowell, Dean of Conservative Columnists by Ben Shapiro In what we can only hope is the final heartbreak of 2016, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution Thomas Sowell announced his retirement from his syndicated column. Sowell […]

Expose your kids to liberty, the free market, and the Constitution

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Would you like your young children exposed to the ideas of liberty, the free market, and the Constitution? Connor Boyack has written four books designed to bring home these concepts to 5-11 year olds, although I think older kids could benefit […]

Grandpa Reads Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “…’The captain don’t like passengers snooping’ around his ship!’ someone yelled behind us. We spun around and saw a sailor who wore an off-white long-sleeved shirt, a dingy orange vest, and a dark blue knit cap. He had a black scraggly […]

Cellar of Affliction

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The finest historical fiction

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I want to tell you about a book I read to my children many years ago. Allen French is the author, and I consider it one of my very favorites. It’s called The Colonials: Being a narrative of events chiefly connected […]

But you must have it both here and there

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

From The Crook In the Lot by Thomas Boston Will nothing please you but two heavens, one here, another hereafter? God has secured one heaven for the saints, one place where they shall get all their will, wish, and desire; where there shall be no weight on them to hold them down; and that is […]

These are the toys they keep coming back to

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. After five kids and five grands, these are the toys they keep coming back to. 1. Cash Register 2. Xylophone 3. Play-Doh 4. Pick-Up Sticks 5. Weaving Loom 6. Toy Doll House Furniture 7. Hot Wheels 8. Pop Gun 9. Small […]

My 10 Most Fav Children’s Picture Books

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. 1. The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward This is one of the great children’s books, but one I didn’t find until recently. My grands love me to read it — especially […]

Logic — A Suggested Course of Study

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I am preparing to teach an introduction to logic course to my seventh graders this fall, and all four of them are excited about it. I have never taught logic, and all that I have learned came from Martin Cothran’s Traditional […]

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