Ideas

  • Objectivity vs. Subjectivity

    By on October 22, 2010

    The Webster definition of “subjective” is personal, emotional, instinctive and intuitive. Its antonym is “objective” which means actual, real,...

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    Polly Castor
  • Little Dilemmas and Moral Relativism

    By on August 4, 2010

    Here are two small, current dilemmas here: 1.)  My daughter’s worn out shoes. I gave a familiar ultimatum to...

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    Polly Castor
  • Mendenhall Glacier’s Exponential Retreat

    By on July 9, 2010

    My son visited the Mendenhall Glacier last year in Alaska, and he experienced it as shown above and in...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Language God Talks

    By on June 23, 2010

    I’ve been a fan of Herman Wouk for a long time. Twenty-five years ago his sweeping WWII sagas Winds...

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    Polly Castor
  • Art Quotes

    By on June 4, 2010

    “What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” -John Updike You can’t use up...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Blogger’s Convention

    By on May 29, 2010

    Yesterday I spent all day with my friend Christine (blogger of The Thinking Mother blog: click here for her...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The War of Art

    By on May 26, 2010

    Wow! It’s been a long time since a book has impacted me so much. This is should be mandatory...

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    Polly Castor
  • Happiness Quotes

    By on May 19, 2010

    “To live happily is an inward power of the soul.” – Marcus Aurelius “Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.” –...

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    Polly Castor
  • Today’s Homeschool Science Fair

    By on April 26, 2010

    Today’s Homeschool Science Fair was a resounding success. Above, and the top eight photos below are of my daughter’s...

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    Polly Castor
  • Water Crisis Facts

    By on April 25, 2010

    My thirteen year old daughter is doing her science fair project on the water crisis. Below she shares some...

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    Polly Castor
  • MassHOPE Homeschooling Conference

    By on April 24, 2010

    So I’ve just returned home after two days at the MassHOPE homeschooling conference. Above is what I bought –...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Madeleine L’Engle (Herself)

    By on April 16, 2010

    I loved this book and give it five stars. It struck me on many levels as it discusses the...

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    Polly Castor