Monthly Archives: January 2008

And Bush Has the Gall to Talk About Fiscal Responsibility

Yup. I watched the State of the Union Speech. And I really want to know what reality Bush is living in. AFSC has just released a new 2 min. video to help people understand the outrageous amount of money that … Continue reading

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House Meme

I saw this over at Meg’s at Get In, Hang On and thought that it looked like fun. Plus I needed something quick to post today before I head to bed (still trying to catch up on my sleep!) When … Continue reading

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Insightful Deschooling Links

My fellow Life Without School author and friend Tammy has written some very insightful posts on Just Enough, and Nothing More about “deschooling”  to which I often refer new homeschoolers. Each time I end up re-searching her website to find … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Actually I have been back since late on Monday, but I am still trying to get caught up on my sleep and everything I missed. The cruise was…well, let’s say illuminating? In that I have discovered that I am NOT … Continue reading

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Still Seeking the Balance

But I am getting closer…progress not perfection! I am trying to keep in mind that it has taken me quite awhile to get to the point I am now and that it will take more than a day to get … Continue reading

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And the Walls Come a Tumbling Down

That huge crashing sound you heard? That was my house of cards falling apart. What happened? Nothing major really. And that is the problem…it has not taken much lately to send me crashing because I have everything balanced “just so” … Continue reading

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Local Annandale, Virginia History

While I was searching to double check some directions, I happened to stumble onto A Look Back at Braddock District History. I haven’t had a chance to really delve into it much yet, but it looks fascinating. Especially all the … Continue reading

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Any Other ENFPs Out There?

I had forgotten that I had taken this test a little while ago and found it remarkably accurate for an online test. I also find it amusing that I am not borderline in any of my characteristics! No doubt where … Continue reading

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Clean Up Your Mailbox

I recently learned of a new free service called Catalog Choice. Run by The Ecology Center and endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, their mission is to: to reduce the number of repeat and … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers For…

I am sure that by now everyone has seen the news stories on how homeschoolers have propelled Huckabee to national prominence. Just had to add my voice to the growing chorus of homeschoolers…HOMESCHOOLERS ARE NOT ALL OF ONE POLITICAL PARTY … Continue reading

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The Orange Bowl is Over

Sigh. Here’s to next year…Go Hokies!

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Couldn’t Have Happened to a Nicer Author!

Jon Scieszka was just named the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature! Scieszka’s nomination for the new post, which Billington had to approve, came from a five-member committee of children’s literature experts. Jewell Stoddard, who runs the children’s section … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Here is hoping that 2008 is a good one!

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