Category Archives: Miscellany

Unschooling, even in school.

My children were unschooled for most of their schooling years. My daughter was unschooled right up until she decided to go to school in 10th grade. She jumped right into high school, from having no formal curriculum, no history of … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Letters

The other day, my daughter asked my why we need a letter “x”. Or “q” or “c” for that matter. Good questions, especially when she was giving alternate spellings for words that normally have those letters. For instance, xylophone or … Continue reading

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This New Feeling

I’m not used to this new energy that courses through me in bolts and waves. I’ve never had this sort of pain linked to loss linked to love linked to my universe. I’ve had pain before, but not the constant, … Continue reading

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ReverendDollar

I remember watching some time ago a TV evangelist whose main purpose in life was to beg for money. I saw this guy a few times. I don’t remember if his name was Tilden or Tilten or something like that, … Continue reading

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What to believe. What to believe.

Humans by nature are compelled to make sense of what they do not understand. It has to make sense to us, it has to fit into our frame of reference, before we can even get to understanding. That is the basis of “faith”. Continue reading

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I am this, I am that

I’ve seen in some writings, in some new age groups and even among Pagans, the idea that “I am God.” Although it is fun to say, I just want to be clear about where I stand. I don’t think I … Continue reading

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Words that make me cringe

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Auto-maker rescue

Help me. I really don’t get this one. Here’s the deal: auto-makers like, oh, say… GM, make big-inefficient-gas-guzzling-truck-cars.  Their entire business model is built around selling such things. Their entire profit structure revolves around people’s gullibility to buy such things. … Continue reading

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Yesterday was Halloween.

I had so much fun with my kids when we went trick-or-treating in a neighborhood full of Halloween excitement. People in this neighborhood really know how to do Halloween right. They even have a costume contest right in the middle … Continue reading

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One man’s Halloween

“I don’t know, honest-to-god. You can ask me all about Halloween and I don’t know, I swear to God I don’t know. It has something to do with Salem. What do you call ’em—witches, spooks? I guess we celebrate it … Continue reading

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