Lucille Miller of Waseca, Minn., who bore 15 girls and seven boys and raised them on a farm with the help of her organizational skills and the buddy system, died Monday in Waseca. She was 83. Miller was 17 when she had her first child and 43 when she had her last. “We didn’t intend […]
Archive | August, 2006
“There is no greater error in the whole range of bad history than imagining that doctrinal differences, because they are abstract and apparently remote from the practical things of life, are not therefore of immense social effect.” Hilaire Belloc in The Great Heresies I am so loving this book, my first foray into Belloc. He […]
From the American Chesterton Society’s blog, this is just hilarious. G. K. Chesterton answers the books meme that’s been going around. Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite: 4. One book that made you laugh. I solemnly assure the reader that I have read whole books about education written by intellectual people with great ingenuity; […]
An intresting article on home schooling at Catholic Exchange.
I just finished reading two library books: See Delphi and Die and The Kite Runner. Two very different books, but each enjoyable in its own way. See Delphi and Die is a murder mystery starring one of my favorite sleuths, Marcus Didius Falco. The latest in a series of mysteries set in ancient Rome during […]
Bella went to sleep around 10:30 and I woke her up around 6:15 this morning. That almost 8 hours! And I got to sleep almost 6 of them.
This is cool. We thought about doing something similar. But didn’t. Ok, I confess, it makes me a bit misty eyed.
I can’t let today go by without posting my favorite passage: Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new, late have I loved Thee! And behold, Thou wert within and I was without. I was loking for Thee out there, and I threw myself, deformed as I was, upon those well-formed […]
When we were young my brothers had this toy tank that made noises. It had one that sorta sounded like a machine gun, another like an explosion. Which is annoying enough. I hate toys that make noise. But this toy creeped us out because it had no batteries. Just an empty hole where the battery […]
Dom already beat me to blogging about Tuesday’s trip to the museum. Seems like that happens quite a bit. I don’t write about a lot of the fun stuff we do, because by the time I get around to it, he’s already written something. And sure I could write up my own take on it; […]