No Excuses

What chance did a child have who was born weeks after the 1929 stock market crash, the youngest of six children, in a nothing little town in Tennessee where the economy was already depressed? I would...

The World is Noisy

Face it, this world is noisy. We have so many outlets in which to find more information these days. Remember the days of seeking knowledge on a subject, and going to the library to find it? Maybe eve...

Strength for the Journey

I’ve done the math and I’m just a little more than half way through my homeschooling career. I have 16 years under my belt and 13 more to go. I try not to think about it too hard, lest I suddenly fin...

Calling All Heroes

My dryer tumbles cotton, and I contemplate the nature of one of literature’s elusive character archetypes: the Hero. How do you define a hero? In ancient works such as The Odyssey, or Beowulf, heroes...

Tool Tangle

I love my Kitchen-aid mixer. It was a gift for my fortieth birthday and came with really useful attachments. Although the attachment I use the most is the beater blade, I often use the whisk and doug...