Monthly Archives: October 2010

Amusing News

 I’ve always found it intriguing that the word  amuse  comes from the root word muser which means “to ponder” coupled with the prefix a- which means “without.”  So to a-muse would be to do something without deep thought.  The definition is … Continue reading

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 The less you know, the more you think you know, because you don’t know you don’t know.– Ray Stevens Well, I finished the book Amusing Ourselves to Death a few days ago, and I ended up with about ten pages … Continue reading

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It’s All Wood!

 Greg Laurie had what I thought was an interesting twist on this passage.Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, … Continue reading

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Still Learning

 So I spent the last week sitting here listening to inspiring speakers, and yes, I learned a lot.  Some of the things I learned, however, had nothing to do with educating my children.  I learned that:My housework can be finished … Continue reading

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Fast Food Education

 This week I have warmed my desk chair for at least 18 hours, listening to The Schoolhouse Expo, an online homeschool convention.  It has been wonderful, and I have learned SO much.  Last night’s speaker was John Taylor Gatto, who … Continue reading

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What Voices Are You Listening To?

 Wisdom has built her house…she calls         From the tops of the heights of the city:     “Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!”The woman of folly is boisterous,         She is naive and knows nothing.    She sits at the doorway of her house,         On a seat … Continue reading

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Fortunetelling

 During Bible study Thursday, we were discussing Paul’s time in Philippi, and this passage came up.Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted … Continue reading

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