Tag Archives: school

I’ll Take Art History for $100, Alex

I should preface this post with: I love art and I love schools that have art classes.  This is a just a little tongue-in-cheek. The dread comes around 1:45PM Tuesdays and Thursdays. The day was Thursday.  The scene replays vividly … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – A Series on Progressive Education

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Jumping Across the Abyss to Progressive Education “We destroy the … love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and…

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As If – My Subject in a Box Rant

Warning: This post could be somewhat disjointed and rambly…and ranty.  Go figure… Yesterday on a bike ride with my friend, we discussed his upcoming book, “The Smartass Buddha” – just talking about different things – chapters he was trying to work … Continue reading

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The First Day of School ~ Smile

August is upon us – for many in the US, it signals a time for school to start, or at least for the start of ‘back to school’ thoughts.  I know it brings mixed emotions for many parents – especially … Continue reading

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SHEEP UPDATE! SHEEP UPDATE!

In a STUNNING display of Google-working, astute researcher, Edward-Not-Harry-Hotspur uncovered interesting information which led to the conclusion of the Saint Kitts & Nevis conundrum. The island of Saint Kitts has a VETERINARIAN SCHOOL. And they do things with sheep there. So very likely it was … Continue reading

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Smart Boy

This post is dedicated the family that changed the course of our family’s lives – Dr. G, his super fantastic spouse E and their son, Smart Boy. They know who they are. I’m not entirely sure where this post will … Continue reading

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It’s all King Lear’s Fault

Mom – this post is for you ~ Love ya! Every time I make a payment for my student loans, I silently curse King Lear.  He’s the one that got me in this mess in the first place.  How could … Continue reading

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