So my wife was confronted about homeschooling
... again ... We are thinking about making a little laminated card to hand out with
1. our 15 reasons for homeschooling ... which will bring up the flip side addendum
2. what about socialization ... other reasons will reveal that we're Catholic, which means we need to hand out
Given the propensity of cynical people to dress as a Catholic priest for Halloween ...
Would it be wrong of me to dress as a public school teacher, Anglican clergy member or Protestant pastor for Halloween?
I am not sure the AP's big public school abuse expose will get anywhere. They are about three years behind the times and it didn't go anywhere then.
Two very bright and very balanced graduate students at my university (one a former columnist for "Commonweal") have told me that they are home-schooling their children, which leads me to wonder what information is available about this phenomenon, which, I think, is now some twenty or thir
A not so short list of reasons why we have chosen to homeschool
originally posted April 21, 2006
I plan to expound on these later, more or less to develop a defense for our choice. If the public thinking I do on the matter helps anyone else to come to this decision, then great. Some things may be italicized as topics for me to go into greater detail o
Parental rights ...
This is in reference to birth control being handed out to middle school kids in Maine.
My wife and I put our child in public school for two weeks. The principal got up and said "while your kids are here, we are their mommies". That comment made my skin crawl BUT she is right. T
Fighting spam on your blog
Spam fighting tactic #1
If you can change your permalink URL then you will likely get rid of a lot of spam. I have found the easiest way to control it on my blog is not through anti-spam images and whatnot. The easiest way is to delete the instance and then resubmit the entry it was poste
Three things my parents did right
See Group Writing Project: What are three things your parents did right?
1. Encouraged a love of learning
From when I was a young child my parents taught us our letters, numbers and many interesting facts about the world. When we listened to music it was classical. When we watc
Unprecedented Muslim call for peace with Christians
Unprecedented Muslim call for peace with ChristiansPope Benedict sparked Muslim protests last year with a speech hinting Islam was violent and irrational. It prompted 38 Muslim scholars to write a letter challenging his view of Islam and accepting his call for serious Christian-Muslim dialogue.
The End of Halloween?
Originally posted Nov 2, 2005
Last night my wife and I set up to hand out candy to little children at our apartment complex. After about 15 or 20 minutes it became abundantly clear that nobody was set up to hand out candy to the two kids who were running around the complex. OK, fine ... m
2007 McDonalds rare piece list
I did this last year so I will do it again. source WikiPedia - McDonald's Monopoly
Reading your keyword results
I just wanted to point something out ...
Below is a list of keyword searches that have resulted in multiple hits on my blog in the last 500 visits in order from most to leastnapoleon dynamite - full circle - tiber river - louisiana state capital - www.earlychurchfathers.com - vatican reb
Why I will not vote for Giuliani vs. Clinton
Since everyone is weighing in, I figured I would put my two cents up
I decided last week to give a little thought to the idea that Republicans should not jump ship just because the party jettisons its support for the pro-life movement and offers up Rudy as a candidate for president. I hav
The nanny state is watching you
Doc, what’s up with snooping? - BostonHerald.com
Yes, I fear the nanny state. ---
This isn't a shock to me although I certainly think it is a very disturbing trend. Increasingly adults are not having children so they see "bad parents" as more of a problem than pa
When you have a bad day, look to a child
I have four children. The oldest is six and the youngest is 7 months. My life is difficult at times, hectic all the time and very rarely do I get a break from the world and its demands. It often turns me into a grumpy person. It is easy to see some of the graces of marriage. Couples praying together
Supreme Court: Religious groups must offer employees birth control
Freedom of conscience took a hit today ...
I am short for time but I wanted to mention that the Supreme Court "rejected a petition by the groups arguing that by being forced to offer contraception pills and equipment on their employee health-insurance plans, their First Amendment ri
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