Monthly Archives: March 2007

Lucy Faull

Mom had great fun in the late 1960s early 1970s with her poetry group, The Rimers of Tucson, Arizona. She was the youngest of the group, and I don’t think any of those folks are alive anymore. One special lady … Continue reading

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The power of words, and Doors

THE POWER OF WORDS Words cannot imprint The world on me. Only life can register A blackbird in a tree. Yet when the blackbird’s gone, Words can make me see His red wing flash in summer Just as it used … Continue reading

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An old familiar street

AN OLD FAMILIAR STREET Will I suddenly find myself walking Down an old familiar street, That once had something lacking But now is quite complete? Will heaven be the earth again, But me a different man– With eyes to see … Continue reading

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Scopes in reverse

Here in my pretty part of the world, I read a very ugly story in my local paper last week. The Bend Bulletin’s front page story on March 20 was titled “Sisters fires a new teacher for presenting creationism.” The … Continue reading

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Stop the world, I want to get off!

And what of the new German case of the Brause family?! What in the world? Two parents with college degrees, a judge who acknowledges the children are “well-educated,” yet the court has taken custody of the five children away from … Continue reading

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What about Mom?

A big misconception I hear about homeschooling is,”What about your time for yourself?” People seem to think that I require all this time alone, or time to shop, or time to visit with friends, or get my nails done, whatever. … Continue reading

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In Him we live and move and have our being

I thought I’d take the Apostle Paul’s tactic with Athens, and quote some poetry for Germany. Around A.D. 50, Paul went to preach in Athens, then eminently famous for learning, philosophy, and fine arts. And godless idolatry. The Athenians actually … Continue reading

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Here comes the train

I love a picturesque, rural landscape, and my kids adore trains. I caught this scene a few days ago, as we were stopped at a train crossing in Terrebonne, OR. You can see Smith Rock in the background, and if … Continue reading

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Name that owl! Science outside the classroom

I owe a big Thank You to our 20 acre juniper forest and to the High Desert Museum for our latest science adventure. Science is definitely a subject that calls you outside the classroom. Our adventure began nearly two years … Continue reading

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Happy 78th, Mom!

Mom adds another year every ides of March, and here she is at 78! I caught her by a great old Juniper tree on our property that is about as much a character as she is. She said this particular … Continue reading

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Carnival of Homeschooling is here!

Carnival of Homeschooling (#63) is here! Go read all the wonderful contributions from homeschooling-blogs around the country, hosted this week by Why Homeschool.

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The child is not the mere creature of the state

In heartbreaking news on the Busekros case yesterday, the Appeals Court in Germany upheld the decision of the lower court against the Busekros family. So, as it currently stands, Melissa is still held hostage by the German authorities, and her … Continue reading

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The poet on art

Time to continue the March tribute to my mother’s poetry. See the in-house poet if you missed her introduction. Mom loves art as well as poetry, so her poem entitled “Art” is the perfect marriage of the two. I asked … Continue reading

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Saving up for the tooth fairy

I don’t know where he got the idea, but as of this morning, my seven year old son now has three teeth saved up for the tooth fairy, in hopes of getting a bigger prize. I am quite clueless on … Continue reading

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Condoleezza, what about Germany?

The annual Human Rights Report was released by the State Department yesterday. I was curious, in light of the case of the German homeschooler, Melissa Busekros, the 15 year old girl who was forcibly removed from her home last month … Continue reading

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The in-house poet

I’ll be dedicating the “poetry” category of this blog to my mother, and will feature her amateur poetry of the past 60 years or so. My mom lives with us, so she’s the in-house poet. She celebrates her 78th birthday … Continue reading

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Kids at work

A family business can blend well with homeschooling, as many have discovered. We have an online sports merchandise company, TeamMASCOT.com, that I have to juggle along with the needs of the family every day. But as far as jobs go, … Continue reading

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What to do with a dusting of snow

It doesn’t take much…truly this was barely covering the ground as you can see, but my kids couldn’t pass up the opportunity. By afternoon, the snowgirl was gone, but I luckily recorded the making of her, for we’ve had no … Continue reading

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