Monthly Archives: October 2010

My Twin Diary, Day Two

I have been doing my morning scripture reading from a devotional New Testament.  I didn’t want to bring any more books with me than necessary and I wanted to bring a regular, whole Bible, so I left the devotional one … Continue reading

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My Twin Diary, Day One

I woke up at 3:00 am.  I tried to fight it, knowing the day would be long, but I finally gave in and took my shower.  I had lots of last-minute details to attend to before the trip to Norfolk … Continue reading

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Reflecting, Remembering and Rejoicing

The babies are coming!  The babies are coming!  One if by land and two if by sea….I’ve been trying to adapt Longfellow to the twin situation on and off all week, but I’m not getting very far.  Really, they’re coming … Continue reading

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Philosophy, Pintos and Cornbread

The day started with getting up two hours later than usual because our alarm didn’t go off.  I jumped out of bed and into the shower about the time I am usually leaving the house.   While I was making … Continue reading

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Wonderful Walden

I have fallen in love with Walden, by Henry David Thoreau.  It is such an unexpected happening.  I did not expect to love this book.  I read it once before, during the year I was sick.  I didn’t love it … Continue reading

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A Little Cheering Would Be Nice

I said last night that I have had a hard week.  I have been analyzing it in the peace and safety of home.  What made it hard?  Why do I so often feel discouraged at the end of the day? … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

It ‘s Friday night! This week seemed extra long for some reason.  That doesn’t really make sense because, class-wise, it was a short week.  Monday was parent-teacher conferences, so we only had four days of school.  I love my classes, … Continue reading

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The Shelter of the Most High

Margie somehow managed to hurt herself over the weekend.  I do not know what happened to her.  On Sunday afternoon I was sitting on the couch reading.  Margie came into the room, walked to the love seat and put her … Continue reading

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The Humanities Program: An Apology, Part III

According to Plato, Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.” I have been thinking about this general idea a lot in my consideration of what is good and defensible about the Humanities program.  How … Continue reading

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The Humanities Program: An Apology, Part II

I have been thinking a lot lately about what causes students to hate school.  Why do they get bored?  Why do they seem to want or need to be entertained?  A friend and colleague of mine wrote a great article … Continue reading

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