Monthly Archives: January 2017

Closed ears, closed minds

Last week during a homeschool lesson, my 8-year-old plugged his ears his with his fingers. He was done. He didn’t want to pay attention. He had decided that silence was preferable to useful information. Luckily, we worked through the obstruction, communication reconvened, and the knowledge of how nouns can become adjectives was finally imparted to my …

We celebrate Lee-Jackson Day

Today, our family celebrates Lee-Jackson Day. We celebrate Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s commitment to their country, the South. We celebrate that as successful and revered servicemen in the U.S. military (ranking as colonel and major respectively), they took the narrow path, risking their careers and reputations, and the comfort and security of being …