Homeschool Life

From Your Mom: A Letter to Homeschool Students

Before we embark on another homeschool year, I want to clear up a couple of misunderstandings we had last year. Truth is, some school days I felt like a gladiator. You probably did too. Let's start fresh, and agree on the following... shall we? 1. Mom is not the enemy. Most homeschool students unconsciously operate… Continue reading From Your Mom: A Letter to Homeschool Students

Homeschool Life

Smoking The Core

Did you know I'm a principal? It's true, according to the Ohio Department of Education. By way of explanation, there are two ways to legally home educate in Ohio. One of them is to become your own school, so to speak. We mavericks are called 08 schools:  non-chartered, non-tax supported schools, which are granted autonomy… Continue reading Smoking The Core

Personal Journey, Politics

Hollow. Ween. A Zombie Tradition I Wish Would Just Die Already

More disgusting and mutilated than any front yard ornament or trick-or-treat costume I'll see this year is the philosophy behind this "cultural tradition" we call Halloween. Yes, some of you will hate me when I'm done. An impressionable sapling of a boy was riding in the car with his mom one day when he made… Continue reading Hollow. Ween. A Zombie Tradition I Wish Would Just Die Already

Homeschool Life, Personal Journey

National Dictionary Day

I say this in love: Noah Webster was a total geek.  He knew 26 languages.  Not letters.  Languages.  Don’t you find it odd that he knew exactly the same number of languages as letters in the English alphabet? I wonder if it was a personal goal of his to know that many languages.  When did… Continue reading National Dictionary Day

Politics

I’m Shutting Down

An acquaintance of mine works for our government in one of the "essential" areas. Lucky for him.  At least he receives a percentage of his pay and gets the benefit of continuing to wake up early, face rush hour, and go into a present, but "demoralized" office.  He mentioned defaulting on his mortgage as an option… Continue reading I’m Shutting Down

Homeschool Life, Personal Journey

Civil Air Patrol 2013

"A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potientialities." - Charles de Gaulle. As of this post, Luke has achieved the rank of Staff Sargeant in the Lorain County Civil Air Patrol, a program I can't recommend highly enough.  CAP… Continue reading Civil Air Patrol 2013

Personal Journey

The Lesson Losing Teaches

Actually there are several lessons taught by the strict and Spartan teacher, Losing.  Our soccer game yesterday inspired this post, but I'm hoping that it will get us through this rebuilding season, ie, losing season.  I try to be a cup-half-full thinker. Losing teaches: 1.  I am a work in progress.  No one is finished… Continue reading The Lesson Losing Teaches