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The Muck-raker in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Teddy Roosevelt

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Excerpts from a speech delivered by Theodore Roosevelt on April 14, 1906 The Man with the Muck-rake In Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” you may recall the description of the Man with the Muck Rake, the man who could look no way but downward, with the muck rake in his hand; who was offered a celestial crown […]

Louis Rhead Illustrations of The Life and Death of Mr. Badman by John Bunyan

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Drinking Stealing Anger Extortion Pride Slander

The cookbook I used to raise my kids

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. This is the cookbook I used to feed my kids. More-With-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre is a Mennonite cookbook, first published in 1976. The book advocates that families eat more whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, eat meat […]

The wound religion receives from hypocrites

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The wound religion receives from hypocrites is far more dangerous and incurable than that inflicted on it by the open and scandalous sinner. For religion is never brought into question by the enormous vices of an infamous person; all see and all abhor his sin. But when a man shall have his mouth full of […]

This might have been my first homeschool purchase

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. McGuffeys Eclectic Readers (Seven Volume Boxed Set, paperback) In 1978 we bought a set of McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers. I think it was my very first homeschool curriculum purchase. I still have that set, and now my grown kids borrow it for […]

Gardening in 2017 with Ovarian Cancer

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

There would have been no garden without Harv. He did it all. Every morning I take his arm and we hobble out to check the tomatoes and see what flowers we should pick. Fragrant peonies — the queen of flowers Which color of zinnia do you like best? My fuzzy wuzzy sunflower to brighten your […]

Words to liven up your August

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

• jettison = to throw something from a ship, aircraft, or vehicle in distress in order to lighten the load; to discard or abandon something such as an idea or project • kakistocracy = a state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens • legerdemain = a display of skill […]

Are you looking for a beginners self-teaching text in music theory and part writing?

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Norton Programmed (self-teaching) Texts in Music Theory Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter by Claire Boge, John Clough and Joyce Conley This programmed interactive text introduces the basics of music theory and part writing and can be used with high […]

Homeschoolers are raising a generation of custom-built children

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

If you try to follow a classroom model in your homeschool – dragging in the desks and chalkboard, conforming to a one-size-fits-all scope-and-sequence method, following a rigid bell-ringer schedule, and the like – you will probably buckle under the burden. That kind of schooling does not fit well in a homeschool environment. Rare is the […]

Pre-Logic Textbook for Age 12 and Free Logic Books

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Elsewhere we have discussed a suggested course of study for pre-logic and logic. You don’t learn to swim by jumping in the deep end first, and it is my opinion that children benefit from a progressive study of logic. Right now, I’d like to show you more details on just one of the books in […]

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