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Whole Food

What do you eat One apple cut two Drink a half glass Of grandpa’s home brew Legs and thighs Pieces and parts Chopped and diced Arranged a la carte Parsing and plating Never reach full Make me a salad A bowl full of cruel We slice at the heart We carve at the bone Wheat… Continue reading Whole Food

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What I want my daughters to know about the 2016 US Election

(I wrote this three days before the election.) A certain Hillary Clinton campaign add depicts small children innocently watching the television as Donald Trump makes fun of the disabled, offering up one calloused and derogatory remark after another to the massive crowds at his rallies. The television add ends with this epitaph, “Our children are… Continue reading What I want my daughters to know about the 2016 US Election


Homeschooling – just keep practicing.

Originally posted on A Chime of Hearts:
This is the time of year that I reflect on our home school journey… I evaluate, I ponder, and I make decisions.  I think it is better to do this now… at the end of the school year… rather than wait until fall when I will be hopelessly…

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How to be free of a good reputation…

  I remember the first time I experienced the fear of my own goodness.  Her name was Lynn, and she was an eccentric woman.  She was heavy-set, very tall, and her brunette hair was wild and wiry.  She talked loud, had an appetite like a truck driver, and she could weave a great story.  Her stories were… Continue reading How to be free of a good reputation…

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Orthodox Education

An excerpt from the description of Sakharov‘s  I Love, Therefore I Am: The Theological Legacy of Archimandrite Sophrony. Because Fr Sophrony traversed the major religious and intellectual movements of our time, his spiritual make-up is enriched by various currents of thought. Notwithstanding this diversity, never does his theology transcend the boundaries set out by the Orthodox tradition.… Continue reading Orthodox Education


Old Mother West Wind’s Children

Just something I thought would be a great share for fall.  I am taking my littles to the park today with a quilt, a picnic, and a copy of Mother West Wind’s Children.  It’s going to be a wonderful sunny day, great for a nature hike.  I will be using my Boba Wrap…baby wraps are… Continue reading Old Mother West Wind’s Children