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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

When Compulsory Schooling Looks Like a Good Idea

School is an excellent choice for some children, though the form it takes could stand to be improved upon. When I make this statement, it is from the perspective of a modern, free from warfare, civilized country. I will be the first to defend my right as a parent to take responsibility for my child's well-being and education.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Snow for the Homeschooled

Yesterday we woke up to a beautifully white world and children all over the city who were hoping and praying for a snow day. No such luck, those plows had been vigilant and the buses were on time. I felt very sad for them, it had seemed like a sure thing; a winter storm came through, but it petered out during the night.

Catchin' the Early Snow


Double-sledding; Gaël borrowed Daddy's biking gear.
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Charles in his Cowl

 
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Back Up the Hill

 
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Valentine a Little Discouraged

 
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Best Soup Ever...(if you can keep from gagging)

The image below is not straight out of a book of horror; it is of the ingredients to make the most scrumptious and nutritious chicken broth/stock ever. These are chicken feet donated from chickens who, up to that one fateful day, lived a good, happy life of barnyard bird, free-roaming and even loved, in a  funny sort of way.

Shall We Shake on It?

 
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dog News/ Nouvelles du Chien

In some odd quirk of Blogger, the service I use to publish this blog, my last post did not get published. This left a couple of pictures with odd titles and no explanation, unless you happened to have heard of the winner of the Winchester Dog Show.

The Best Dog of the Year inspired our family to greater love of our own dog who has a lot in common with Banana Joe, this year's winner. He is small. He is black. He is adorable. That's about it. We, nonetheless, had a day of celebration of smart, cute, sweet, spunky, small, black dogs everywhere.


Friday, February 1, 2013

A Blog of Africa to Share/Un Blog a Partager de l'Afrique

This morning's great discovery: a blog of monumentally beautiful photography of the people of various tribes of Ethiopia, and in an earlier post, the Philippines. The pictures bring to life an Africa that is in post-National Geography mists in my mind. When friends and clients talk to me of life "in the village", I now have a tiny glimpse of what life might really be like there. This may be part of what they miss about home; the beauty, mystery, dance and sunlight. I see! The text is rich as well in insight and observations. Thank you, France Leclerc, for your sharing your lens on Africa.

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